Ouch! Dan, I understand your frustration about the message sometimes. I cannot speak for all priests but the ones I respect often try to make the message relevant. One of the things that is unique about being Catholic is that the Scriptures are set. We all follow the same pattern. Unlike Protestant ministers, our priests can’t choose what passage they would like to preach on any given Sunday. They get what they get.
This provides them with the challenge of preaching on a wide variety of subjects, not just what they want to focus on. I think sometimes we hit on an area they are comfortable with and sometimes we don’t. I wouldn’t want to be asked to speak on a topic I wasn’t very familiar with. Would you?
I think we should cut the priests a break. They have a lot on their plates. And everybody has a bad day now and then.