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Never Stop Studying Christ, Priest Tells Holy Apostles College Grads

Father Brian Mullady, O.P. recently told students in Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s graduating class that the “entire history of the world and our own lives is a preparation to see God, and it’s absolutely necessary that we put this at the center focus of all that we study,” according to the College’s website.

Fr. Mullady, who serves as an adjunct faculty member at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Conn., told students to “strive for accuracy” in presenting the Faith to others.

He encouraged the students to do several things, including:

First, never stop studying the mystery. Christ is something we can never fully understand. I hope, especially the priests, will actually pick up a book sometime in the rest of their lives once they leave here. I’d be happy if they actually read the Summa once a year.

…Thirdly, be loyal to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church in its past and present form. Many of us who teach religion realize that we’re dealing with three generations of uncatechized adults. How can this possibly be when we have an infrastructure in place to try to evangelize? Remember, it is [of] Christ’s doctrine we’re speaking. We have to do this as Catholic through Holy Mother the Church.

Lastly, remember that theology is the science of God. It is our participation in the knowledge which the saints …have in heaven after they die. As a result, it’s as much a matter of prayer as it is study, although, we must never underestimate study.

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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