Tag Archives: priesthood

A Fly on the Wall

I got to spend a few weeks in June around my sister‘s awesome kids. I thought y’all might enjoy some of the theological conversations we had. And before you ask why they’re so awesome, here’s the best I can tell: … Continue reading

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Hope for the Church

One question I often hear as I travel about the country is generally posed by a member of the older crowd, often prefaced by disparaging remarks about my generation. “Do you see any hope for the Church?” they ask disconsolately. … Continue reading

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Advice to Priests

I was stunned the other day to have a good man, 25 years a priest, ask me for advice. Not with a specific situation either, just “Do you have any advice for me?” I didn’t know what to say to … Continue reading

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I’d Make a Great Priest

I’d make a great priest–I really would!  I’m knowledgeable, I’m faithful, I’m an excellent listener, and, boy, can I preach.1  I’d touch hearts in the confessional and set parishes on fire. It’s not that I wouldn’t be a good priest, … Continue reading

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What Is the Priesthood?

I was trying to write about women’s ordination per my promise of this weekend, I really was.  But I kept having to parenthetically define my terms, so I figured I’ll sketch out a quick theology of the priesthood today so … Continue reading

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With Gratitude to All Priests

I was blessed yesterday to attend the priestly ordination of a friend, a good man whose life is already a great gift to the Church.  I’m headed out soon to go to his first Mass (and I went to confession … Continue reading

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