On this, the Feast of St. John Vianney, I reproduce his Catechism on the Holy Priesthood. May he intercede for the Priests of the Church, that they will convert back to and be faithful to the True Faith.
St. John Vianney on the Priesthood
“My children, we have come to the Sacrament of Orders. It is a Sacrament which seems to relate to no one among you, and which yet relates to everyone. This Sacrament raises man up to God. What is a priest! A man who holds the place of God — a man who is invested with all the powers of God. “Go, ” said Our Lord to the priest; “as My Father sent Me, I send you. All power has been given Me in Heaven and on earth. Go then, teach all nations. . . . He who listens to you, listens to Me; he who despises…
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