Catholics believe that God has given everyone a vocation. Some are called to be married, some to be religious brothers or sisters, some to remain single, and some are called to be priests.
According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Catholic priests currently number over 400,000 worldwide. There are many wonderful Catholic priests who have dedicated their lives to God and their church community. It is estimated that there are over 1 billion Roman Catholics in the world, representing over 17% of the global population.
In this book, Archbishop Jose´ H. Gomez, Archdiocese of San Antonio, discusses the moral and spiritual formation of priests and how they courageously respond to the deepest vocation in life. Priests possess a common desire of love and respect for the Catholic Church and for her teachings, and a desire to share that faith with others. This desire and commitment to the commandments and to living a moral life takes brave dedication in living a chaste life of serving God and His people.