Monday, April 26, 2010

BXVI: Priests, Practice Asceticism!

The Vatican Information Services blog posts a report on Pope Benedict's Sunday Angelus Address for yesterday's 'Good Shepherd Sunday.' A snippet:

The Holy Father continued: "On this day of special prayer for vocations, I particularly encourage ordained ministers, stimulated by the Year for Priests, to feel a commitment 'to interior renewal for the sake of a stronger and more incisive witness to the Gospel in today's world'; to remember that the priest 'continues the work of redemption on earth'; to pause 'frequently before the tabernacle'; to remain 'completely faithful to their vocation and mission through the practice of an austere asceticism': to make themselves available for listening and forgiveness; to undertake the Christian formation of the people entrusted to their care; and to cultivate 'priestly fraternity'".

I'll do it, do I have to like it, too?

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