Good Priests

When ordaining 10 new priests on Good Shepherd Sunday on May 7, 2017, Pope Francis told them and us priests: “A presbyter who has perhaps studied much theology and has achieved one or two or three advanced degrees, but has not learned to carry the Cross of Christ, is useless: he will be a good academic, a good professor, but not a priest.”

What makes me a priest according to Christ’s heart? Am I called to die from an academic indigestion or out of a protracted exhaustion due to my continual visiting the sick, thus touching the flesh of the suffering Christ in them?

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap


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