Good Shepherd Sunday (a day late)


Meant to post this for Good Shepherd Sunday, but was traveling and couldn't.  Isn't it just the sweetest?

Many wolves seek to lure Catholics away from the one true faith by preaching an easy faith: a feel-good faith. But the best feeling comes from obeying God, being in a state of grace, and having true communion with him in his Church. We must pray for our shepherds that they remain courageous in holding fast to the truth whatever wolves might try to threaten or bully them. The saints laid down their lives to follow Christ. St. Peter followed him to martyrdom. Let us pray for the shepherds of our souls that they may remain continent and chaste, steadfast and courageous, and not flee at the coming of the wolf. 

~Father Eric Andersen

Pope Francis' homily to new priests on the occasion