clericalism clericalism

Definition(s):

  • (n) a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters

News

  • I am an angry priest

    I was wearing walking shorts and a sports shirt, so when the hospice nurse arrived at the house, I had to introduce myself: “I’m Gerry Kleba, the family priest.” I’m not much into clericalism, so I don’t use the title “Father.”
    on July 8, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

Quotes

  • "That's clericalism, and it is a vice, a sin. To those who claim the problem is that, as a matter of fact, Church teaching is too holy, too aloof, too distant, too out of touch, I say the problem is hardly Church teaching but lack of fidelity to...
    on Jun 1, 2010 By: Timothy Dolan Source: Irish Central

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