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By Fr. Peter M. Stravinskas, Crisis Magazine, October 12, 2020

Editor’s note: This reflection is excerpted from a sermon delivered by Father Stravinskas for the parish mission of Little Flower Church in Memphis on October 2, 2020.

The priesthood of Jesus Christ,
 in which every Christian priest shares, is the source of holiness in the Church and the impetus for all evangelization. Through the ministry of the priest, Christ’s lay faithful are nourished with the Word of Life and the Bread of Life; their sanctification makes possible the sanctification of the world.

But where does this leave us? What should we be doing in regard to the priesthood? Allow me to offer a few suggestions which have, in my opinion, special relevance for the Church in the place and time in which Providence has placed us.  ….

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