Seminarian Jesus Paredes Cantu of the Diocese of Brownsville made the Profession of Faith and took the Oath of Fidelity on Feb. 5 in the presence of the seminary community at the Pontifical College Josephinum in preparation for ordination to the diaconate.
Candidates for ordination pledge to always remain faithful to the teachings of the Church and, with their hand on the Book of Gospels, swear before almighty God to be faithful teachers of the Gospel and never to lead the people astray with false teachings. Very Reverend James A. Wehner, STD, Rector / President of the Josephinum, instructed the seminarians: “Too often in the Church, priests have confused the People of God by offering opinions or false teachings either as a result of arrogance or improper training. Today, the Church thanks you for your commitment to the Gospel, for saying ‘yes’ to Jesus Christ, and for your willingness to be heralds of the Good News.”
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