The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments.
As priests uphold their people in prayer, so their people are to uphold them with prayer and love, for he cannot work without his people.
Priesthood is forever and does not cease when a priest cannot carry out that priestly ministry.
The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom.
There is a rising generation in this country who do not know God because of a general decay of religion.