This same priest also opened my eyes to another fact, which is that some people who look holy are not. Inside, they are filled with hate and rage. They take offense very easily, and they are unable to forgive. But we don't see this side right away, because it's covered with a cloak of piety.
I write about malignant narcissism on this blog and another, and I refer to it as a personality disorder or a moral disorder, a term I prefer because it brings the element of free will into the mix. Adults who commit evil deeds make the choice to harm others, even though they know it's wrong. As a Catholic, who realizes the actions of a malignant narcissist are very sinful, I firmly believe that what we're seeing is a spiritual disorder.
For a discussion about female malignant narcissists, please read my Female Bullies blog.