August 4, 2016
Feast of St. John Vianney, Cure d’Ars and Patron of Priests
St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars and Patron of Priests

St. John Vianney, Cure d'Ars and Patron of Priests says: “Praise be to Jesus.” (St. John Vianney is dressed like he is in his statue.)

“Please understand that these days the priesthood has, for the most part, been given over to rationalization. Priests spend their vocation on pleasing man first and foremost ahead of God. There are those within the priesthood who serve evil purposes, though they be clothed in goodness. Some never had a vocation. There are some good and dedicated priests that too often are persecuted through the envy of those around them. It is often difficult for a sincere lay person to find a priest of sound moral teaching – one of Traditional Faith.”

“If I were on earth today, I would exhaust myself again hearing the confessions of the confused and compromised. As a priest, I always put the conversion of souls ahead of any personal need of my own. How many priests today can say the same? How many place popularity, money and power ahead of the salvation of souls? Bishops need to be Bishops – fatherly leaders – not dictators. Every vocation needs to be grounded on the Truths of the Faith. If this were true, the Church would offer the peace and security as in days past. People would not have to search for and reinvent their own false peace.”