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The Mystery of the Priesthood

February 17, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Prayer, Vocations

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The Mystery of the Priesthood Because I work at a seminary, I have gotten to know quite a few priests over the years. Many of them have become good friends. Some have left the ministry for one reason or another. All of them have grappled with the meaning of their unique vocation. Simone Weil explained that we do not know anything without suffering. Suffering is the price of true knowledge. I think... Read More

How can a woman build appropriate relationship with a priest?

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Dear Father John, I am a woman working hard to deepen my relationship with Christ. In this process, I have begun to befriend priests. I wonder how you would suggest molding relationships with clergy to maintain detachment yet create mutually beneficial relationships. This is a real issue. We have all read or heard about tragic tales of priests having affairs with married or single women whom they were... Read More

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