Friday, October 14, 2011

A Good Priest...

"...A good priest knows the love of Christ. He has received the priesthood for the sake of his salvation. His vocation requires that he be in the presence of the Lord and be his instrument. He is required to be charitable, when he is, like the apostles, a weak man who may be as ambitious for worldly honor and security as the next man. As he matures as a priest, he comes to realize that his priesthood is his only path to heaven. He also comes to know that, if he selfishly hoards the gifts of grace lavished upon him, he will fail his sublime vocation. A priest above all should know the justice and mercy of God...."

Reverend Jerry Porkorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, VA., on loan to the Diocese of Lincoln, NE,. as the Finance Officer. He was ordained in 1990 with a Masters of Divinity from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD., and holds a Master of Arts in moral theology,
Pontifical College Josephinum, Ohio. He is a c0-founder of Adoremus, a society for the renewal of the Sacred Liturgy.