- Oct 20, 2020
Religious brothers are not there to serve the priests of their order, except through the mutual responsibilities that characterize any group that aspires to be a real community. The annual meeting of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men recently discussed the role of religious brothers at their annual meeting.
The Roman Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal has stretched into one of the least Catholic countries in the world: Japan, where former students at a prestigious all-boys parochial school allege they were molested or raped by religious brothers who taught there decades ago. Three former students at St. Mary’s International
Back in the late 1980s, I briefly flirted with the idea of a religious vocation. At one stage I thought I might want to become a Catholic brother, largely because I wasn’t sure about the priesthood. As any formation director worth his or her salt will tell you, that was