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Friday, July 24, 2009

Article from The Priest Magazine's September issue

Monsignor Owen F. Campion, editor of The Priest magazine, writes about The Year of the Priest in his column:
"Here goes. I am being very frank. When it was announced, I did not know exactly what focus this year would have, nor precisely what would be its purpose. On top of it all, some of the suggestions for how to observe the year, such as sending a warm and fuzzy greeting card to the pastor, or making a point to stop after Mass to compliment a homily, were so silly and artificial that I thought, ''If this is the Year of the Priest, well, it might not help priests or Catholics in the pew.''

"I completely changed my mind after reading Pope Benedict XVI's homily at Evening Prayer in Rome on June 19 inaugurating the Year of the Priest. I am glad that I changed my mind...."

Read the entire column here»

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