Pastoral rigidity and an inability to deal with people as flawed humans and my way or the highway approach isn't going to win souls, establish order or tradition, it is going to lead to what has happened in these two small N. Carolina mountain parishes. We're talking mountain people here folks, Beverly Hillbillies kinds of Catholics. This priest evidently didn't know who he was dealing with and how to deal with them. Just ask Mr. Drysdale or better yet, Nancy Kulp!
Catholic priest whose style split NC mountain parish is leaving
The Charlotte Observer 17 hours ago