To the editor:
I would like to comment on the new format of the Catholic Courier. I must admit I was skeptical at first. But after reading the second edition, I have to tell you that I am enjoying it very much. The added topics are most interesting — it’s worth the wait. In fact, this (May) edition is so jam-packed, I’m not sure I’ll get thru it before the next one arrives!
I particularly like the press given to the subject of priest ordination. I agree that there is a parallel between the breakdown of marriages and the breakdown in vocations. As Father Hewes said, basically, people don’t want to make a permanent commitment to anything that involves sacrifice. But I do believe that our children need to hear more FROM priests and nuns about their own experiences. The children need to know that priests & nuns are people too!
This makes me think of another parallel: the shortage of nuns. They are the ones who taught us humility, obedience and tolerance. Without their powerful influence in our schools today, we are at a great loss — and so are future generations. To the committee working on priesthood vocations: Keep up the good work! You are on the right track — I pray for your success.