Thursday, April 16, 2009


I think any young person watching yesterday's installation of the new Archbishop of New York found it to be a wonderful expression of happiness in a vocation. Archbishop Dolan was just a perfect mix of personality in processing and reverence at prayer.

His story about always wanting to be a priest struck a very familiar chord with me; ever since I can remember I have wanted to be a priest. I have also been a happy priest for 31 years. God has truly blessed me with so many opportunities to grow in His love. He has blessed me with so many people in my life who mirror the face of God to me. He has allowed me to exercise my priesthood in countless ways I would never have imagined when I was a child and used to "play" Mass.