Bishop Thomas Olmsted issues an exhortation — a call to arms, really — to Catholic men on their mission in the Church and to society.
Here’s his stated purpose:
I offer this Exhortation as an encouragement, a challenge, and a calling forth to mission for every willing man in the Diocese of Phoenix: priests and deacons, husbands, fathers and sons, grandfathers and widowers, young men in preparation for your vocation – that is, each and every man. With this Exhortation, I want to clarify for you the nature of this mission from Christ, for which I will rely on the clear guidance of the Holy Scriptures, the Magisterium of the Church, and the example of the saints.
In this Exhortation, I will address three primary questions:
1. What does it mean to be a Christian man?
2. How does a Catholic man love?
3. Why is fatherhood, fully understood, so crucial for every man?
I sent the PDF to my Kindle and look forward to reading it this weekend. It looks like just what the doctor — the Divine Physician — ordered for these confused times.
The Diocese of Phoenix has even launched a promotional video: