In about one month, the Church kicks off Her "Year of the Priest." As with any of our "Year of..." series, the focus will be on celebrating and - hopefully - strengthening the priesthood. I am sure that there will be many programs and parish resources made available to help schools, youth groups and parishioners celebrate well this year. The other day, I was talking with colleague in youth ministry, Scott Miller, about his thoughts for this year and how that will be expressed on his blog (I'll leave the full revelation of that to him for his readers). As for me, I have had some thoughts on the matter as well.
What I would like to do here in my corner of the Blogosphere is to provide my own thoughts on the priesthood from my perspective. I don't want to push any agenda - except to give an insider view of this vocation that I love and try to live. What I would love to hear from you, dear reader, is what would you want to see in that regard? Want to know what priests do all day? Want to know what living celibacy is like? Do priests have "real lives," or are we just hatched in some ecclesiastical laboratory somewhere? Let me know. I promise to be honest and appropriate from my end.
And while you're at it, make sure to celebrate your priests too!