A Portrait of Priests and Nuns, Watching the Decline of Catholic Culture

Missoula area Concerned Catholics of Montana member, Rick Aldred submitted this for your consideration.  It must be quite painful for those who have dedicated their entire lives to the church to watch it slowly deteriorating.  This is an interesting glimpse into their lives.  I do know that many of them, probably many from this story, still work tirelessly for the marginalized and many of them also work tirelessly, sometimes at great risk to their future, for reform in the church.  We need to keep them all in our prayers  Be sure to click through the slideshow at the top of the original article…..Reyanna

By Peter Brook, July 31, 2014, Wired.com

Catholicism’s reach and influence in the western world has been waning for decades, a large yet incremental shift difficult to document with a camera. Photographer Mika Goodfriend does so, beautifully, by focusing on the small and the personal in his series Fraternité Sacerdotale.

The series provides a glimpse into the lives of the priests and nuns living in Fraternité Sacerdotale, a hotel in Montreal for traveling clergy. These men and women of the cloth are the dignified face of an institution in sharp decline throughout much of the west.  (To continue reading, click here.)


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