"St. John Chrysostom (349-407) was known as the 'Golden-Tongued one.' This Father of the Church was an eloquent preacher and, ultimately, a real pastor of souls. The patristic texts he composed were not meant for a classroom as a lecture, but as a father in faith engaging with his spiritual children.
"And, as such, John Chrysostom, had to deal with practical problems that
perennially perplex the People of God. (Try saying that three times
quickly!) Among such dilemmas were the basic issue of religious
illiteracy. It was a difficult in the post-apostolic Church and it
remains a difficulty today in our post-millennial Church."
In a recent commentary, Father John P. Cush, Academic Dean and a formation advisor at the Pontifical North American College, Vatican City, reflected on St. John Chrysostom's message for us, with special attention to those called to ministry in the Church as priests and future priests.
To access her complete post, please visit:
National Catholic Register: Blogs: Father John P. Cush: St. John Chrysostom and the Plank in Your Eye (28 NOV 19)