Sunday, January 01, 2006

Father Matrix



We got quite a bit of traffic at this little blog when we posted over the summer about the vocations poster above.

In December, Matthew Lickona - author of the very beautiful Swimming with Scapulars: True Confessions of a Young Catholic and whose wife just gave birth to baby #5 - wrote about the poster and the idea of priest as hero in an article for GodSpy. He asked:

Is it so terrible to use a cultural icon to make a valid point: that the priest
is a special sort of someone, a Chosen One called to a special sort of service?
More generally, must we reject any admixture of worldly interest in our priestly
aspirants?