Priests with integrity and authentic love for souls – simply will not sit back and preach like this – thy will be true fathers and deal out the tough love when it is needed. They don’t care about being popular or well liked – other than by Our Blessed Lord – who is the only one that counts.
They say what needs to be said and when they open their mouths about contraception or same-sex marriage or whatever – then someone in the pews calls down to the bishop’s office. The bishop calls in the priest and promptly chastises the PRIEST for preaching the truth and upsetting the little offended laity.
The priest is branded a radical or some such nonsense among his fellow diocesan priests who have learned to play the political game and keep their mouths shut when it comes to the truth – if they actually believe it or not themselves is another question.