Thursday, June 18, 2009

Year for Priests

Here's the Pope's Letter to Priests. It's well worth your time reading in order to have a clearer understanding of what this "Year for Priests" is about, and what the Pope (in line with tradition) sees as the role of the priest in the Church today. We have some odd models out there: priest as business administrator; priest as sacrament dispenser; priest as liturgical cheerleader... The Pope's letter is actually quite helpful in rediscovering the "place" of the parish priest; when we're clear on that, we'll be better able to live our lay vocations in a healthy collaboration with the ministry that the priest exercises on our behalf.

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