We have $163,080 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

‘Bother’ your priests, Pope urges faithful

Catholic World News - May 12, 2014

In his May 11 Regina Caeli address, which followed the ordination of 13 men to the priesthood, Pope Francis called upon the faithful who were assembled in St. Peter’s Square to “bother” their priests.

In a world that proposes many shepherds, “only the risen Christ is the true Shepherd, who gives us life in abundance,” Pope Francis said. “Listen with open minds and hearts to His Word, in order to feed our faith, illuminate our consciences.”

Citing an image from the writings of St. Caesarius of Arles, Pope Francis said that just as calves “bother” their mothers to receive milk, the faithful should “bother” their priests to receive the “milk of grace, of doctrine, and of guidance.”

The Pontiff concluded with a call for prayer for priestly vocations. “Perhaps here in the Square there is someone who hears this voice of the Lord who calls him to the priesthood,” he said. “Let us pray for him, if he is here, and for all the young people who are called.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($163,080 to go):
$200,000.00 $36,919.72
82% 18%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A different tone at this Synod? 0 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Clement of Alexandria, Part I 3 hours ago
Internalizing marriage at this year's synod 4 hours ago
Gay Vatican official who 'came out' may influence Synod in a way he didn't expect--or want 23 hours ago
Another serial killer? Blame 'religious rage.' October 5

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope issues new rules to streamline annulment process CWN - September 8
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5