Medically retired Catholic Priest opens restaurant to feed the poor

huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/30/south-korea-priest-restaurant-poor_n_6036684.html

A devout Catholic, he operates the restaurant this way based on his religious beliefs. He became a priest to be a disciple of Jesus, but he left the priesthood due to health problems. Then he opened the restaurant in a shantytown near the city of Incheon in 2003, to help those who are weak and poor. It was another way of following the teachings of Jesus.

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Iโ€™m confused on how he had to retire as a priest because of medical reasons, but is able to run a restaurant, which is hard work in itself ?

Jim

Running a restaurant is murder. The only way I can imagine this happening is if he had a zillion volunteers.

The article said, โ€œThe program created a huge sensation. Afterward, there were many other offers, but he turned them all down. He had enough help from volunteers and supporters.โ€

Still, if it were me, Iโ€™d probably stay a priest and try to recruit ardent, dedicated LAY PEOPLE to start a restaurant for the Poor. The church MUST serve the poor, and the church is mostly Laity. And us laity are supposed to be working in the world.

Still dear Lord, bless them All for serving the poor. :smiley:

Apples and oranges. Running a restaurant and being a sacerdote have very few if anyt requirements in common to be compared.

His medical reasons which could be various among mental, etc are not disclosed in the article. Many priests, specially in Catholic minority countries carry quite heavy burdens.

In addition it is not like he retired to go on a cruise or lay in the beach. He is still spreading the truth.

A devout Catholic, he operates
the restaurant this way based on
his religious beliefs. He became a
priest to be a disciple of Jesus,
but he left the priesthood due to
health problems. Then he opened
the restaurant in a shantytown
near the city of Incheon in 2003,
to help those who are weak and
poor. It was another way of
following the teachings of Jesus.

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