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A collection of various works taken from online resources in fidelity to the teaching of the Magisterium and by the authority of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church.
Mass for the American Priests
Our priestly vocation is given by the Lord Jesus himself. I
t is a call which is personal and individual:
we are called by name as was Jeremiah.
a call to communion of purpose and of action: to be one priesthood with Jesus and with one another, just as Jesus and his Father are one
Priesthood is forever—
tu es sacerdos in aeternum
—we do not return the gift once given. It cannot be that God who gave the impulse to say "yes" now wishes to hear "no".
Nor should it surprise the world that the call of God through the Church continues to offer us a celibate ministry of love and service after the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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"To condescend to the humblest duties, and to devote oneself to the lowliest service is an exercise of humility: for thus one is able to heal the disease of pride and human glory."
- Decretal on Penance (D. II., cap. Si quis semel)