The Pope said recently that priestly formation is a "work of art, not a police action" and "we must form their hearts. Otherwise we are creating little monsters. When these little monsters mold the people of God, this really gives me goose bumps," said the Pope.
Aloysius also gives the remedy, "As a house to weather the storms, should have solid foundations, and then properly built on them, likewise seminarians as future priests should have a thorough and deep foundation in the 'purgative life' which most of them don't have, and then led into the 'illuminative life,' by the most expert and holy spiritual directors of the diocese or congregation, and by the time of their ordination they should be entering fully the 'unitive life,' because the priest is another Christ, and should be one with Christ, not only in name but in deed." When Fr. Manion read the words by the Pope he felt goosebumps. Fr. Aloysius' observations appear unabashedly corroborated after 40 years! The Pope's brief comments vindicated a similar conclusion.