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Symposium Reports on the Happiness of Priests

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, the author of a groundbreaking study on the clergy, told a large audience at an Oct. 5, 2011, Symposium on the Priesthood that 90 percent of priests report they are happy. Monsignor Rossetti is author of Why Priests Are Happy: A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests and clinical associate professor of pastoral studies and associate dean for seminary and ministerial programs at Catholic University. The event, held in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, drew more than 320 priests and seminarians.