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The Mystery of the Priesthood: A Post Revisited

February 28, 2014 by  
Filed under Anthony Lilles, Prayer, Vocations


My original post on this topic was written when Catholic priests were especially singled out for severe and sometime even unjust criticism.  The zeal and relish with which some impugned the priesthood in general went largely unanswered. There is also the broad supposition on the part of many that the priesthood is only about social and political power in the Church, another front in the battle of... Read More

The Mystery of the Priesthood

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


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

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