He was good at being a priest. A father to many. He was a vessel of election during this tricky postconciliar era. We were his sons and he loved us. He promoted vocations. He treated us as equals. His mildness, joy and benevolence were felt by all. His benign influence was felt by countless priests and future priests. He had an open door and all were welcome at his table. He had leniency and justice in dealing with youth. He was eminently civil. A true gentleman. He loved the providence of God, the Roman rite and the Church's patrimony of sacred music. He loved Rome and further excited me to love Her. When he passed away I felt a major loss in my life. He always kept his sense of humor and was fiercely loyal to the See of Peter. He ought to be raised to the honors of the altar.