Fr. Joseph V. Corpora, C.S.C. | March 29, 2016
Ever since my appointment as a Missionary of Mercy in February, I have received several hundred emails and notes and phone calls congratulating me, promising prayers and asking questions. Some came from students I taught at Notre Dame as a seminarian 30-plus years ago and have not heard from since. It has been very humbling and touching.
Most people don’t know quite what to say. The most common sentiment is: “Congratulations on your promotion.” While people mean well, I do not see this as a promotion. And I’m certain that was not in the mind of the Holy Father when he appointed us.