Should a Young Man Go for the Priesthood?
Wisconsin State Journal Article
The article by Doug Erickson was remarkably well done, was respectful and professional. Time will tell whether the Wisconsin State Journal has switched to fair reporting on Catholicism, or whether this is another set-up similar to last month’s, and the ball will shortly be spiked, just in time for Easter.
‘Good and Godless’ Chimes In
Nevertheless, an anonymous reader with the screen name “Good and Godless” had to chime in, in the comment section, on a negative note, bemoaning the resulting loss of a pediatrician who can help humanity “in a tangible and effective way,” and lamenting “the corrupting influences of religion.”
For one thing, what is the likelihood of a pediatrician from Madison spending their life in a place where babies die for lack of doctors?
Which Need Is Greater?
And here’s the most important rational question: In the U.S. today, what is the greater need- more doctors, or more godliness?
Close to half our population can’t even figure out that killing a baby before birth is not morally different from killing a baby after birth. Nor can they figure out the practical negative impact of abortion on a society and on an economy. Nor can they figure out how much human misery is generated by divorce, and the importance of repairing struggling marriages.
What if this fine young man becomes a priest, works with youth, prevents countless young people from engaging in promiscuity, prevents countless babies from being killed by abortion, and saves countless marriages?
What if he teaches countless children the morality and the voluntary self-restraint that is an essential part of Catholicism?
In that case, his value would be far greater as a priest than as a pediatrician. Not only medically in the saving of lives, but also spiritually and psychologically in the saving of the the souls and sanity of the parents.
The Value of a Priest and the Power of Religion
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Priests, by providing people with Sacraments and with moral teaching, prevent countless human tragedies, something that no KGB, NSA, police force, or even (unconstitutional, despotic) presidential executive order can prevent.
A moral population exercising voluntary self-restraint has been the foundation of success in this country.
In God we trust, and on Him we rely.
The formula has worked for over two centuries in the U.S.
Go for it, Jose! Every young man should ask himself where God is calling him to service.
A priest impacts society WAY more than does a pediatrician.
So go to seminary, ask God whether He is calling you to the priesthood, and listen for His answer.
Explosion of Young Men Going into the Priesthood
The Diocese of Madison has had an explosion of fine young men interested in the priesthood as their calling.
Maybe the generation that has been hurt most by the progressive agenda of promiscuity, abortion and divorce, errors which are promoted and defended by people similar to “Good and Godless,” has now grown up, identified the solution, God, and wants to spread the Good News.
Want to know what they are thinking?
Here’s a You Tube of one who tells you: