One of the greatest aspects of our Church is that, while it certainly makes room for the office of prophet, it primarily relies on the office of priest on a day to day basis. The reason that’s good is because we have a culture that is all agog for prophets and almost wholly ignorant of the need for priests.
What I mean is this: our culture puts great emphasis on the charismatic individual with the story of personal inspiration and revelation. That’s good as far as it goes. We need to hear from people who have had an encounter with the living God. Such people are, says St. Paul, letters from God with the word of God written on their hearts. A Mother Teresa or a St. Francis or any...READ MORE