Kudos to Cath News for publishing (presumably with some very firm arm twisting involved!) a response to the attacks on the recruitment of overseas priests.
The case for overseas priests
It is truly amazing the contortions people will go through to justify their opposition to such priests.
On the one hand the Age today reports that one-third of all practicing Catholics in Australia come from non-English speaking backgrounds.
But according to pushers of the 'liberal' agenda, the needs of our migrant community - not to mention the rest of us for whom it is the state of Holy Orders and orthodoxy that matters, not their colour, language or country of origin of said priests - that is irrelevant.
Take this commenter on the blog post [!]:
"Any rudeness exhibited to priests from other countries is inexcusable.
Personally, I would like to very politely ask them to go home."
Oh dear. Something tells me she entirely missed the point of the blog post.