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Praise, Thanksgiving, and the Priesthood of All Believers

Though it has been obscured during different ages of her life, the Church has taught the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers since the very beginning. Our baptism immerses us into the fullness of the life of Christ, granting us participation in his threefold role of prophet, priest, and king. Scripture goes so far as to call Christians a "royal...

Grab Your Pint Glasses! International Buy a Priest a Beer Day is Coming Soon!

Brewers worldwide have been ramping up production, six packs have been flying off the shelves, and priests everywhere are giddy with anticipation. Why? Because International Buy a Priest a Beer Day (IBAPABD) is right around the corner! This ancient and joyful feast---dedicated to the celebration of hardworking priests---falls this year on September 7th*! Origins of Said Venerable Feast This festive holiday...

Good Heavens, It’s International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!

Grab your beer steins, buy a 6 pack, and ring the rectory doorbell---it's the second Monday in September, also know as International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! This festive holiday traces its origins back to the pious deed of St. Hopswald of Aleyard, the first man to buy his priest a beer. The legend goes that St. Hopswald, a master brewer...