Tarry for the Nonce

September 2, 2006

Huzzah for the Priests!

Filed under: Religion — lmwalker @ 11:54 am

Matt C. Abbott’s column from Fr. James Farfaglia gave me pause:

[W]hat about the thousands of Catholic priests, young and old, who today and every day, are faithfully fulfilling their duties as Catholic priests? Why haven’t they made national Internet news? What about all of us that are out there, doing their job, most of the time under very difficult circumstances? . . .

Every day we drag our tired bodies through the battles of modern America. We deal with our own sinfulness and weaknesses. Sometimes we fall, but we get back up again through the sacrament of confession. We find consolation and the strength through the Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

I really do have tremendous admiration for the faithful priests and religious of the Church. I respect most individuals who live a life faithful to their principles, but a visible life commitment to an undisclosed reality is the greatest witness of all, in my humble opinion. Such lives are a testament to the abundant graces available to those who live with conviction.

I can only stand in awe.



  1. I saw this headline, and I think someone needs to remake “Let’s Hear It For the Boy” into “Let’s Hear It For the Priests.” The way I see it, nothing sells asceticism like an upbeat 80’s rhythm.

    Comment by Kevin — September 3, 2006 @ 10:53 am

  2. God bless our priests and seminarians!

    Comment by Brian — September 6, 2006 @ 4:09 pm

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