Thursday, December 13, 2007

Praying for priests

To pray for the clergy has at all times been a vitally important apostolate, but particularly so in this age when so many of our fathers in God are at risk from succumbing to the falsehoods of modernism and the secular zeitgeist, not to mention the myriad temptations attendant upon life in the world in modern western society.

The Congregation for the Clergy, the curial dicastery responsible for looking after the Church’s personnel, has recently released a package of prayers and other material for use by the lay faithful. The Congregation recommends prayer for vocations, for the sanctification of priests, and Eucharistic adoration to assist our priests in their difficult task, and to make reparation on behalf of those who err. It can be found here. It looks like a tremendous useful — not to mention charitable — endeavour.

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