“I think many, many priests are being called, even without their realizing it, to give themselves totally to the Lord.

“I think many, many priests are being called, even without their realizing it, to give themselves totally to the Lord. Yes, the world is in great need of priests, of holy priests, of priestly celibacy, for the world is in need of Christ. To doubt the value of one-s priesthood and one-s priestly celibacy in today-s world is to doubt the very value of Christ and his mission – for they are one. Christ-s mission is ours.”