I am a Catholic priest, and that, for me, is the greatest thing about my life. I do not however allow my life and ministry as a priest to be defined by traditional models. I am sincerely convinced that my pastoral ministry consists in teaching, in writing, and in administering education. I know that many will not agree with this, but that hardly bothers me. It has become a challenge for me to qualify all that I do as a professor and as a university person by my priesthood -- to find in working for God's Kingdom the noblest reason for teaching such mundane subjects as Corporate Law or Philosophy of Language.
Although I never attended conservatory, I have had formal piano lessons and music tutelage with really good musicians, and this has yet been one more aspect of my ministry. I find tremendous fulfillment leading my choir that brings together professionals and students, and in making them share the fulfillment of spirit that comes to all on wings of song!