Priests come from families where women have a great influence — for better or worse. Priests minister to families, and women can facilitate that work — or hinder it. As living icons of Christ the eternal bridegroom, priests seek to serve holy Mother Church — and women who learn to receive their gifts will enrich the wider Church by giving flesh to the radiant bride herself. Imagine the limitless graces in that truth.
The series of columns offered here were initiated in response to "The Year of the Priest," a gift offered in 2009 by Pope Benedict XVI. Let us always pray for priests, support their vocation, and collaborate in complementary ways for the benefit of the entire Mystical Body.