February 29, 2008

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Thank you to our many holy priests who guide us on the path to salvation

I am writing this letter to express my heartfelt appreciation to the many holy priests of our archdiocese who valiantly labor to guide their flocks along the path to salvation.

They continue to emphasize the truth of the Church’s teachings—many times in the face of much resistance and hard-heartedness on the part of us Catholics. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some Catholics even feel that a one-hour Sunday Mass is too long.

It must take a truly exaggerated sense of self-importance to argue that 0.6 percent of a week’s time is somehow too long to spend in front of the tabernacle!

Unfortunately, too many of us seem to have developed a sense of smug self-reliance and entitlement to the detriment of the spiritual development our priests are trying to encourage.

Humble acceptance of God’s will and our Church’s teachings are necessary for our salvation.

I thank our many dedicated priests who struggle to point us in that direction.

- Dr. David A. Nealy, Greenwood

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