24 April 2009

Crab-Free Clergy

With World Day of Prayer for Vocations approaching quickly, it seemed fitting to share this stellar interview with the new Archbishop of New York, His Excellency Timothy M. Dolan. If you have not already heard or seen Raymond Arroyo's interview on The World Over click the link to hear the MP3 file. Archbishop Dolan has an enthusiasm for his new assignment which is both infectious and encouraging. When asked about how he hopes to increase the number of seminarians during his tenure, he spoke of how happiness is contagious; he regrets that sometimes the administrative pressures of running a parish can cause some clergy to appear to be "crabs." By supporting his clergy and providing skill sets to help them manage both pastoral and temporal affairs, he hopes to eliminate the unfortunate (hopefully infrequent) experience of some clergy as "crabby." Do take a moment to listen to this engaging interview. Also, of interest, as we approach the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Holy Father, earlier this year, released his message to the faithful.

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