You Are a Priest Forever, in the Order of Melchizedek

A must read. Author Michael Rose and his wife recently lost their teenage son to a brain aneurysm; the link is to the funeral homily, given by a Dominican priest friend of ours.

Reading the homily, I was struck by the power of the priesthood. As a woman, I can bear children into natural life, which is no small miracle. But even more amazing, priests bear their children - us - into supernatural life, that is, into union with the Holy Trinity.

The priesthood is a beautiful gift to the world.