The Year of the Priest

 

On June 19, 2009 the Church begins the jubilee Year of the Priest, as solemnly declared by Pope Benedict XVI. Envisioned as an opportunity to encourage spiritual perfection in priests, this jubilee year starts on the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the day for the sanctification of all priests.

St. John Vianney, the Cure of Ars, will be declared the patron saint of all priests worldwide – he is currently the patron saint for parish priests. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the saint's death. His relics will be present at the opening of the Year of the Priest in Rome.

The Holy Father emphasized that priestly formation must maintain “communion with unbroken ecclesial Tradition, without pausing or being tempted by discontinuity,” and said that “a correct reading of the text of Vatican Council II interpreted in the light of the church's doctrinal heritage” must be passed down. He pointed out that the mission of a priest is ecclesial, communal, hierarchical, and doctrinal.

Pope Benedict also said that priests must be "present, identifiable, and recognizable – for their judgment of faith, their personal virtues, and their attire – in the fields of culture and charity which have always been at the heart of the church's mission."

In declaring this jubilee year, Pope Benedict explained the importance of priests – without which there would be no Eucharist, no mission, and no Church. “It is necessary, then, to ensure that 'new structures' or pastoral organizations are not planned for a time in which it will be possible to 'do without' ordained ministry, on the basis of an erroneous interpretation of the promotion of the laity, because this would lay the foundations for a further dilution in priestly ministry, and any supposed 'solutions' would, in fact, dramatically coincide with the real causes of the problems currently affecting the ministry.”

The Year of the Priest will end on June 19, 2010, during a “World Meeting of Priests” in St. Peter's Square.

 

 

Search for an Article
  


 

Search results for year of the priest:

List display as list Grid display as grid  Go back one page.Page  1 2 3 4 Go forward one page.
Displaying 13-24 of 48 items.
Men of Brave Heart
Men of Brave Heart - Hardcover 
Price: $21.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 22262
Add to order

To Save a Thousand Souls
To Save a Thousand Souls - Paperback 
Price: $20.00
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 94873
Add to order

Catholic World Report
Catholic World Report - Magazine 
Price: $39.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 20156
View gift details

Grace of Ars
The Grace of Ars - Paperback 
Price: $15.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 22488
Add to order

Many Are Called
Many Are Called - Hardcover 
Price: $14.99

Item Number: 23463
Add to order

Day by Day with Saint Benedict
Day by Day with Saint Benedict - Paperback 
Price: $19.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 77810
Add to order

Prayer of the Heart
Prayer of the Heart - Paperback 
Price: $14.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 19563
Add to order

Simple Stole with Tapestry Style Accents
Simple Stole with Tapestry Style Accents
Price: $150.00

Item Number: 9991
View gift details

Journey to the Sun
Journey to the Sun - Hardcover 
Price: $29.95

Item Number: 3860
Add to order

Priests for the Third Millennium
Priests for the Third Millennium - Paperback 
Price: $19.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 22261
Add to order

Grace of Ars: Reflections on the Life and Spirituality of St. John Vianney
The Grace of Ars: Reflections on the Life and Spirituality of St. John Vianney - Epub Digital Book 
Price: $15.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee. This is a digital download.
Item Number: 77317
Add to order

Discovering the Camino de Santiago
Discovering the Camino de Santiago - Paperback 
Price: $9.95
This item carries the Aquinas and More Good Faith Guarantee.
Item Number: 93246
Add to order

Go back one page.Page  1 2 3 4 Go forward one page.
Displaying 13-24 of 48 items.
 

Find a Wish List
Find a Registry



We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Checks, Money Orders and Paypal.

 
Information
Nextag Seller


By using our site you agree to our terms of use.
All content copyright 2016.
Special Features