A few weeks ago at Sunday Mass, our pastor told one of his frequent warm and humorous stories during the homily, and beneath the laughter that rippled through the crowded church, I heard the man sitting behind me say to his wife, “He’s such a good guy, a really great priest.”
I was a little startled to hear it. Not that I don’t agree, but sadly, I just don’t hear such sentiments expressed as much as I once did.
That’s the lede of a column in this week’s Catholic Telegraph in Cincinnati by Tricia Hempel, editor and general manager. She’s soliciting reader ideas for what makes a great priest in this Year for Priests. You can read her column and respond there, or you can comment here. (Remember, comments on this blog are moderated, so your responses may not instantly show up.)