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Answering the Call: A Young Man's Journey to the Priesthood Comments

Father David Carter brings the idealism and energy of youth to the priesthood; yet, he also has a maturity and wisdom far beyond his thirty-one years. He is a holy priest. He could have been whatever he wanted in this life, enjoyed everything that the secular world has to offer. So why did he give it up and become a priest? Continue Reading

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  1. martins paul
    3 years ago

    nice interview. but i have a problem. i attended seminary school but didnt continue after my minor seminary. i am now in the university but still have the zeal of becoming a priest. what am i gonna do? please i need your advice immensely. thanks for everything. you can email me the advice. my email is

  2. Michael Terheyden
    3 years ago

    To Margarett RBC Zavodny: We are created in the image and likeness of God. Consequently, there is a spiritual dimension to all that we are and do, the fullness of which will be attained in heaven. The married state beautifully images this profound spiritual truth (see Theology of the Body, Pope John Paul II). The priesthood is a way of life which is more fully conformed to this spiritual reality and to Christ, now, in this life. In this sense it is more noble. However, all people in all states of life can attain to sanctity, which is what it is all about. Although it is not a complete answer, I hope it is helpful.

  3. banjo pickin girl
    3 years ago

    Margaret, I think Father means that anything we do for the Lord is better than things we don't do for the Lord. I am sure he didn't mean that priests are nobler than other people. Though in a way they are by virtue of their ordination. They have an indelible mark on their souls that the rest of us don't have. Though we have a different one by virtue of our baptism.

    3 years ago


  5. jh
    3 years ago

    A fascinating interview. Intriguing to see how Father's vocation evolved, and how his understanding of God's call grew.

    May God continue to bless you, Father, and may you be His light to others.

  6. Margarett RBC Zavodny
    3 years ago

    As well-spoken as Father Carter is, I question his statement that "..service is noble, but serving God is more noble. It is the fullness of nobility. " Does that mean that some of us--wives, mothers, husbands and fathers can never even aspire to that fullness? I'm sure Father didn't mean it that way, perhaps?

  7. audrey
    3 years ago

    Thank you for this article. It is very timely as I am discerning a call to a religious life as a sister. Please pray for me.

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