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Why Priest? | November 1, 2014

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Labeling the Archbishop of Chicago

September 22, 2014 |

Last Friday, the public announcement was made naming Bishop Blase J. Cupich as the new Archbishop of Chicago. Immediately, the media has cast the story as the “moderate” Bishop Cupich replacing the “conservative” Cardinal George. This is a tragedy, … Read More

Should the Pope Sell the Vatican and the Art?

August 18, 2014 |

Frequently, I see articles or online comments that state that the Pope should sell all the valuable art at the Vatican and use it to feed poor people. Statements are often nasty and insulting, implying that the Catholic Church … Read More

Abbé Balley and the Priestly Vocation of St. John Vianney

August 4, 2014 |

Today, we celebrate the feast day of St. John Vianney, also known as the Curé de Ars, the patron saint of priests. If WhyPriest.com is meant to both celebrate the genius of the priesthood and build a culture of priestly … Read More

Married Priests?

August 1, 2014 |

Recently in the news, there have been reports that Pope Francis may change the Church’s practice regarding priestly celibacy at the Synod this upcoming October. While these reports are like others that seek sensational headlines without fully understanding what the … Read More