Priesthood

Thumbnail priest ordinations 2016 los angeles ‘A day of joy’: Nine new priests ordained to serve Los Angeles Archdiocese

On June 4, when Father Jeffrey Baker, 31, was ordained a priest with the laying on of hands, his father, Deacon Ron Baker, and mother, Patti, were...

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Thumbnail priests celebrate mass at the cathedral of the immaculate conception in denver jan 17 2105 credit catholic charities jeffrey bruno cc by 20 cna 1 26 15 1 Archbishop to priests: Here's how to not give bad homilies

In a practical bullet-pointed letter to priests and deacons, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit spelled out the types of people who attend...

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Thumbnail new priests los angeles Archdiocese of Los Angeles welcomes seven new priests

A diverse group of men of great faith — including both Angelenos and foreign born, ranging from 30 years of age to 50-something — make up the seven...

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Thumbnail msgr flannigan ‘A real pastor priest’: Msgr. Flanagan reflects on a lifetime of service

At his former parishes, he is remembered as the friendly, dependable pastor with a gentle Irish brogue who went door to door to introduce himself...

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Thumbnail archbishop leo cushley of st andrews and edinburgh photo courtesy of archdiocese of st andrews and edinburgh cna A 'wee movie with a big message' for the people of Scotland

Scottish Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews & Edinburgh is launching a new promo film across social media as he unveils his plans for the future...

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Thumbnail 20160728t1129 0761 cns hamel reaction faiths Campaign will help 1,000 seminarians in honor of murdered French priest

Rome, Italy, Aug 10, 2016 / 06:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic charity is launching a campaign to support the studies of 1,000 seminarians...

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Thumbnail ordination deacons 2 1 2 124 1 Eight transitional deacons ordained on way to the priesthood

Archbishop José H. Gomez ordained eight deacons at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on August 15. Those elected for ordination gathered at...

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Thumbnail william carmona lopez was ordained a deacon and priest on sept 8 2014 at christus santa rosa hospital northwest credit archdiocese of san antonio cna 9 10 14 Family finds hope in priestly ordination of dying seminarian

Family members of a priest who died of cancer just two days after his ordination say that his brief priesthood was an incredible blessing, for...

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Thumbnail pope francis meets with seminarians from the pontifical roman universities on may 12 2014 credit daniel ibez cna 5 cna 5 12 14 Gossip is the plague of community life, Pope tells seminarians

In a meeting with all of Rome’s seminarians, Pope Francis spoke frankly of the challenges of community life, including the temptation to gossip and...

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Thumbnail pope benedict xvi at the holy doors at st peters basilica to begin the jubilee year of mercy dec 8 2015 credit losservatore romano cna 12 8 15 Here's how Benedict XVI will celebrate his 65th anniversary as a priest

On June 29 Benedict XVI will celebrate the 65th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – a milestone he will commemorate in a special...

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Thumbnail priest public domain via pixabay cna He used to spit on those going to Mass – now he's a priest

Madrid, Spain, Mar 6, 2017 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After an anti-clerical childhood and adolescence, filled with hatred for the Church, Fr....

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Thumbnail pope francis figueridos His mother rejected an abortion – now, this priest helped her meet the Pope

Rome, Italy, Jul 2, 2016 / 09:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It was during the thalidomide sleeping pill craze that Sarah Figueiredo became pregnant with...

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In his weekly general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Sacraments, devoting today’s discourse to those who receive Holy...

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Thumbnail father don woznicki new ethos Holy-wood: How one priest supports films that ‘promote truth, beauty and goodness’

The path to priesthood doesn’t often include stops on the sets of soap operas. But for Father Don Woznicki, a stint as a production assistant for...

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Thumbnail thousands of priests st peters square martha calderon How to be a good shepherd – Pope Francis' guide for priests

Pope Francis emphasized that priests must be joyful, stubborn shepherds who take risks and seek out even those who are most distant from God, in...

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Thumbnail fr frans van der lugt courtesy wael salibi cna 'I can't leave my people:' Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr

Days after Dutch priest Fr. Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Syria, a close young friend recalled his saintly life, noting both his personal...

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Thumbnail pope francis waiving 2 from his pope mobile in el alto bolivia on july 8 2015 credit alan holdren cna 7 8 15 Let us be grateful witnesses of God's mercy, Pope says

Christ gave sight to a blind beggar whom others ignored. For Pope Francis, this bears an important lesson for Christians today. “We are witnesses...

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Thumbnail money credit john harvey via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 8 7 15 Like money too much? It'll ruin your life, Pope Francis warns priests

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2016 / 12:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday had a question for priests: “Are you attached to money?” “The...

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