“The mass of humanity which floods the Sanctuary of the typical Parish Church today distorts the definition of sanctuary which is supposed to be a place of refuge and protection. It has become a vantage point for primping and preening of the various Lay Ministers who claim the space as their own personal venue. The truth is that there is hardly any room for the consecrated Priest which results in the denigration of the role of the Priest in offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. And so, the emasculation of the Priesthood continues on its relentless path to the ultimate destruction of the dignity of the Priesthood. We are unwittingly forcing the Priest to accept a lesser role in the liturgy rather than a higher role befitting the dignity of the Priesthood.
Are we Catholics to assume that there is a legitimate shortage of Priests in the Catholic Church today? Not likely when Christ made such spectacular promises to those who serve Him. That man who answers His call receives a hundredfold in return and shall possess life everlasting. That is an extraordinary incentive program! Are we to assume that Christ, in effect, has abandoned the Church He Himself established on such carefully structured principles? Not likely when His Church is the only path to Eternal Salvation and Christ desires that we save our souls. Those same souls He suffered and died for. Are we to assume that Christ provided no future leadership for His Church through the system of Apostolic Succession? Not likely when the Church has been One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic since its very founding.”
–John W. Blewett
The only change I would make in the above quote is to strike the word “unwittingly” and replace it with “intentionally”.