Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed the Year of the Priest to mark the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, the Curé of Ars.

It’s appropriate that Tim Drake’s story on the year is in this issue, our Easter issue.

One of the proofs that Christ is alive is that he is still calling men and women to give their lives to him totally. And they are responding.

It’s an ongoing sign of the power of the Resurrection.