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Christ as Priest. Holy Orders, like any and all of the Sacraments of the Church, are always conformed to Christ, and His Cross and Resurrection. The efficacy of the Sacrament is not contingent upon the priest, but upon Christ and His Spirit. God protects the Sacraments; they don't suddenly fail to work simply because Father is in a state of mortal sin, for example. He may not be helping himself, but He can still help us. We can help him by praying that he will be the priest God calls him to be.
Keep them, I pray Thee, dearest Lord. Keep them, for they are Thine Thy priests whose lives burn out before Thy consecrated shrine. Keep them, for they are in the world, though from the world apart; When earthy pleasures tempt, allure, --- shelter them in Thy heart. Keep them, and comfort them in hours of loneliness and pain. When all their life of sacrifice for souls seem but in vain, keep them, and O remember, Lord, they have no one but Thee. Yet they have only human hearts, with human frai...
Seven sacraments. I truly love how clear these old holy cards and pictures used to be: we can see here that the Sacraments are the action of the Holy Spirit of God working through matter. Why have we shied away from the basic Catholic belief that we are not matter or spirit, but matter AND spirit?
Is God calling you to the priesthood? A young Polish seminarian visited our parish once, saying that when he told his parents about his vocation, they had enough faith & wisdom to tell him to have the courage to say "yes." As laypeople, what can we do to foster vocations to the priesthood & religious life? We can: pray for vocations & nurture our own spiritual lives, so as to have the faith & trust in the Lord necessary to not stand in our sons' way. We can also relearn who & what a priest IS.