The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

Posted June 4, 2017 8:02 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The effect of lay participation on the souls of priests

Today during Mass I was struck hard with something, which reinforced a observation I read recently in an email.  In effect, the priestly writer said that priests, who are under constant and insidious attacks by the Devil, are therefore also constantly at risk of losing their faith in the Eucharist.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone, by the way, that priests sometimes struggle with belief.  Think of the priest who, having doubts about the Eucharist while on his way to Rome, had a Host at his Mass bleed upon corporal, thus leading to the establishment of the Feast of Corpus Christi.  Moreover, John Paul II wrote

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