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Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Catholic Priest Today DVD
Yesterday a DVD entitled The Catholic Priest Today showed up on my desk. The video was produced by the Midwest Theological Forum. I must admit that I had never heard of it, despite my daily efforts to try and stay on top of all thing vocations related. So of course I was intrigued, especially seeing the list of advisors, which includes Bishop Choby of Nashville, Bishop Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Bishop Morlino of Madison, Bishop Sample of Marquette, Msgr. Checchio, Rector of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Msgr. Jenkins, Associate General Secretary of the USCCB, and Fr. Armenio, Vicar of the Prelature of Opus Dei for the Midwest.
I watched it immediately. It is an EXCELLENT video. It's about 30 minutes long and an outstanding follow up to Fishers of Men. It does an great job of presenting the life of Priests today. It also has many notable guest appearances including Archbishop Malcolm Ranjinth, Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal George of Chicago, Dr. Scott Hahn, among others.
I could go on at length, but it would be better for you just to watch it. You can watch the etire video online, but I would suggest ordering copies and showing it to as many young men as possible.
View the Windows Media version of the video here.
View the Quicktime version of the video here.