Work Group 6
Group 6, Priest Formation Improvement
Improvements in Formation of Priests and Priestly Life.
- It is important to assure early and continuing psychological monitoring of candidates for the priesthood and in the early years of their priesthood. The quality, sophistication and reliability of psychological evaluations now are far better than they were when most of the abusive priests were trained and ordained. Are we taking advantage of these modern tools for screening men for suitability for ministry as well as their continued service in ministry, and offering them psychological support when necessary?
- Does the public life of priests and those in formation reflect a commitment to simplicity, social justice and service to the less fortunate?
- All priests, in whatever role in which they serve, should be “servant leaders” recognizing the essential responsibilities to develop followers, not based on title, position or trappings of power, but because of their authentic commitment as shepherds of and co-partners with the laity in all dimensions of their lives.
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When: Saturday, January 5th, 10am – 12 noon
Tentative Topic: Prioritizing Recommendations and Developing Action Plan
When: Saturday, January 26th, 10-12noon
Tentative Topic: Finalizing Recommendations and Action Plan