- Jan 20, 2011
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- People's Republic of Maryland
- Byzantine Catholic
- Here and now (well...sometimes...)
The above is from another thread in Convert Issues. It didn't seem appropriate to discuss it in that thread/forum, and I just couldn't let go of it. I know the issue of spiritual fathers has been discussed numerous times on this board, but I've never come across, either here or anywhere in my reading over the last 20+ years a statement like that. Good grief--it's difficult enough, especially in the U.S., to find ONE spiritual father worthy of the title--depending of course on how that's defined!--let alone two...or more!!! And how would the spiritual son or daughter reconcile possible very conflicting advise/counsel/guidance from different spiritual fathers, especially if they were somewhat new to the faith?
In what universe do people have "at least 2 different spiritual fathers"?? Where does this stuff come from??