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Why Priest? | October 24, 2014

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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

The Beauty of Priestly Celibacy

July 28, 2014 |

For many people in today’s American culture, speaking of the “beauty” of priestly celibacy is similar to speaking of the “beauty” of mold: it just doesn’t make any sense. Part of the reason is that we live in a culture … Read More