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Synopsis | Production Advisors



The Catholic Priest Today
A 30 minute Documentary about the lives of Dedicated Priests

"What does it mean that people call me Father? A father doesn't work Monday through Friday, from eight to five. He works 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the rest of his life."
- Fr. C. Eugene Morris, V.E., St. Maximilian Kolbe House of Discernment, Archdiocese of St. Louis

"... I always had this romantic idea that I would just meet the woman of my dreams and I'd just fall madly in love....That whole idea of making a commitment is just very scary because we're so used to keeping our options open ... But what happens ... the fear of making the commitment is replaced with the joy of having made a commitment to something bigger than yourself that gives real meaning to your life."
- Fr. Eric Nielsen, St. Paul University Catholic Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

‘Wow…where to begin…I still pinch myself when I get up and say, "I get to hear confessions today, I forgive sins in the name of Jesus Christ, and I get to celebrate Mass" ... or I know that I'm going to anoint someone in the hospital, and it just blows you away…I am continually surprised and amazed at the power of the priesthood.'
- Fr. Tony Marques, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Diocese of Richmond

"A lot of young men looked at what was happening to the priesthood through the scandals, looked at what was happening to the Church and, somehow, have felt a deep call to come forward and be part of the transformation and renewal in the Church."
- Bishop Alexander K. Sample, Diocese of Marquette

The Catholic Priest Today answers questions such as: Can a man in today's world be a successful priest? What is a successful priest? What are the rewards of being a priest? What is the role of prayer in the life of a priest? Who is available to help priests with their needs?

The documentary also includes commentary from Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, scripture scholar and best selling author Scott Hahn, and a number of other priests and lay people.

Sponsored by Midwest Theological Forum, The Catholic Priest Today was produced by The Cresta Group.


Production Advisors

Executive Producer
Rev. James Socias

Production Advisory Committee

Most Rev. David R. Choby
Bishop of Nashville

Most Rev. Robert W. Finn
Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph

Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Madison

Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample
Bishop of Marquette

Rev. Msgr. James F. Checchio
Pontifical North American College, Rome

Msgr. Ronny E. Jenkins
Associate General Secretary
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Very Rev. Peter V. Armenio
Vicar of the Prelature of Opus Dei for the Midwest

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