While the Catholic Church is growing in the Vancouver area, secularism is also widespread. It is a challenge to bring the Gospel to a culture in which religion is seen as a private matter. Archbishop Miller recently gave an interview with Catholic World Report, in which he talked about these challenges.
If God is calling you to be a priest, you will be on the “front lines” bringing the Gospel not just to Catholics in our parishes, but to people who think God is irrelevant in modern life. Blessed Pope John Paul II, in Pastores Dabo Vobis, the landmark document that guides the formation of seminarians, said that it is an “absolute necessity that the ‘new evangelization’ have priests as its initial ‘new evangelizers.'”
Is Jesus calling you to make a difference as a priest of the Archdiocese?