In these troubling times when so much attention is being paid to the actions of some evil priests, I wanted to offer a prayer of thanksgiving for many faithful priests who have with the love of God, the Church and our people -- performed above reproach in their years of service. I also pray for those young men who are considering the priesthood that they recognize that while there are some men who should have never become priests that if they are faithful and true to their commitment, then not only will God take care of them but we who are served by them will as well.
I have met so many wonderful men in the local diocese and in the Jesuit schools my children attended -- men of true and passionate faith. I know they suffer because of the actions of others and I ask God to give them comfort and strength.
God bless you for your bravery and love of God.