16 September 2021

Fr. John Cush on St. John Chrysostom and the Plank in Our Eyes

"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)

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