Once again we look to the Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests. Today we wrap up Chapter II on the Ministry of priests.
Article 11 finishes off section 3 of this chapter with a look at fostering vocations to the priesthood and how the responsibility for this is shared by all of us.
Here is the Scripture citation:
And the footnotes:
61. Cf. 1 Pt 2:25.
62. Cf. Acts 20:28.
63. Cf. Mt 9:36.
64. Roman Pontifical, on the ordination of a priest.
65. Cf. Second Vatican Council, Decree on Priestly Training, Oct. 28, 1965, n 2.
66. Paul VI, allocution of May 5, 1965: L’Osservatore Romano, 5-6-65, p 1.
67. Cf. Second Vatican Council, Decree on Priestly Training, Oct. 28, 1965, n 2.
68. The Fathers teach this in their explanations of Christ’s words to Peter: “Do you love me? …Feed my sheep.” (Jn 21:17); This St. John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood, II, 1-2 (PG 47-48, 633); St.Gregory the Great, Reg. Past. Liber, P I c. 5 (PL 77, 19 a).