Every year at about this time we read St. Augustine’s sermon “On Pastors” in the Office of Readings of the Liturgy of the Hours. As you know, priests are required to read the Divine Office daily; St. Augustine’s sermon extends over the better part of two weeks. It amounts to a stern warning for priests who too easily live off the sheep instead of shepherding them rightly…
Unhealthy deference and excessive honor are dangerous. They cause leaders to crave honor, and insulate them from proper correction…..
Praise the Lord