Fr. Tony Cutcher, a priest of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio currently serves as President of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils in Chicago. On this episode, Fr. Tony talked about his vocational journey through his duties with the U.S. Navy on a ballistic missile submarine and his work in retail management before entering the seminary. He believes God first calls you “to be,” what is your identity, and then “to do.”

In his role with the NFPC, he says “priests need to be nurtured.” He discussed retention of priests and priest support issues while addressing where priests fit in the “family.” In response to the Synod on the Family, The National Federation of Priests’ Councils holds its convocation in Louisville, KY, April 20-23, 2015.

Fr. Cutcher serves on the Board of Interfaith Worker Justice and the National Advisory Council of the St. John Vianney Center. As NFPC president, Fr. Tony is a contributor to the USCCB committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations.

"For me, it is a great joy to be together with priests." -Pope Benedict XVI