The Hard Truth About What It Really Takes to Be a Catholic Priest
Help wanted: Young men who will consider a call to the Roman Catholic priesthood.
Work in Progress: Two Catholic priests reflect on how the job has changed
Taking that first step down a career path can be daunting, like stepping into a world completely unknown. On the flip side, if you’ve been walking that
As number of Catholic priests declines in U.S., Wichita ordains 10
Next year, the Catholic Diocese of Wichita plans to ordain another class of 10 priests. In total, those 20 men will bring roughly a 20 percent increase in active priests to the diocese.
Why did a Catholic priest and a Hollywood actor make a religious retreat together?
Fr. James Martin talks to Aleteia about leading Andrew Garfield through the Ignatian spiritual exercises
Why Are Catholic Priests Male? The Sacrament of Holy Orders
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Why Do Catholic Priests Wear Fancy Robes?
If the Mass is the Royal Marriage Feast of the Lamb, then the priest should dress up for his entrance into the royal court.
Why do Catholic priests keep popping up in sci-fi?
Science fiction writers continue to turn to religious characters, imagery and ideas to sort things out.
Why Do Catholic Priests Wear Those Fancy Vestments?
The thing we find strange about today's gospel of the wedding feast is the fellow who did not have a wedding garment. What was the wedding garment that the king deemed so important? First we have to put ourselves back in Jesus' time. Clothes were expensive and poor people probably had only two sets of clothes.
Why does the Catholic Church require its priests to be celibate, and is this going to change?
Are there married priests already in the Catholic Church? Can we expect a change?
Fr. Adam Maus: 20 minutes before being ordained a Catholic priest
On Thursday, June 12, 2014, Adam Maus was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Bismarck at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. He took a moment to answer a few ques...
Why Be a Priest?
Why Be a Priest “The faithful expect only one thing from priests: that they be specialists in promoting the encounter between man and God. The priest is not asked to be an expert in economics, construction or politics. He is expected to be an expert in the spiritual life.” – Pope Benedict XVI The priesthood is a calling. Christ asks of some men the sacrifice of their lives in following him as his more intimate companions. From all eternity, certain men are called…
Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins to a Priest instead of Directly to God?
Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest, rather than going directly to God? Well, the quick answer is because that’s the way God wants us to do it. In James 5:16, God, through Sacred …
Why does the Catholic Church have priests?
www.catholic.com Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As the senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty years of exp...
How Hope Will Triumph
The new Sapa Un Catholic Academy reveals how important we believe education to be We are confident that Sapa Un Catholic Academy will have a great, positive impact on Rosebud Reservation in the long term. Sapa Un Catholic Academy will powerfully transform the lives of many Lakota children. They will go to colleges and be able to meet the academic and social challenges necessary to succeed, while they prepare for careers to serve the needs of the Church and the community of Rosebud…
What Mary Does for Priests
Most people are aware that Pope John Paul II credited Mary’s intercession for sparing his life when four bullets from a would-be assassin struck him while he was blessing pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on May 13, 1981. A year to the day later, the pope placed one of those bullets in Mary’s crown at …
Priests offer tips for Catholics long absent from the confessional
After "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned," there are millions of Catholics who don't exactly know what to say next.
Former priest sentenced to 20 years in prison
Home » Former priest sentence Former priest sentenced to 20 years in prison On Tuesday, October 23, former Diocese of Savannah priest Wayland Yoder Brown was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexual assaults in the 1970s and 1980s against two boys enrolled in St. James School in Savannah. Brown, 76, pleaded guilty in Beaufort County General Sessions Court to nine charges of criminal sexual conduct with a minor. After the sentencing Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv.said he agreed that…
NJ Catholic diocese releasing list of abusive priests: What we know
Here is the latest list of information on the release of the list of names of priests accused of abuse in New Jersey.
Why Are Priests Called Father?
Q: A Baptist friend asked me, “Why do we call priests ‘Father’ when Jesus told us not to call anyone on earth ‘father?'” How would you answer this question? This question refers to Jesus’s teaching found in the Gospel of St. Matthew, when He said, “Do not call anyone on earth your father. Only One …
How My Love of Priests Has Made Me a Better Mother
Helping you to live your faith at home, work and in the public square.