Can I hug a priest?


I really want to hug my priest. Iam divorced and a newish catholic. Im guessing it would not be right to hug him would it ??:doh2:

Dear friend,

It sounds like you are lonely. But hugging a priest is not the answer. I suggest that you spend time reflecting on the Lord’s Passion. You will find that He is holding you all the time. He alone can satisfy all our needs. The more we focus on Him and what He endured for us, the more we want to please Him. You are in my prayers.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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