Catholic Priesthood

August 26, 2014

Why Not Women Patriarchs?

COMMENTARY: Is women’s ordination simply a matter of sentimentality, civil rights and practicality?

August 26, 2014

Vatican: Disgraced Papal Nuncio Not Immune to Civil Prosecution

In an Aug. 25 statement, the Vatican said that the former nuncio may ‘be subjected to judicial procedures from the courts that could have specific jurisdiction over him.’

June 27, 2014

Vatican Laicizes Archbishop Josef Wesolowski for Sex Abuse of Minors

The former papal diplomat had served in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia and Asia.

June 6, 2014

Suspects in Abduction of Jesuit Priest Arrested in Afghanistan

Three men with connections to the Taliban are being questioned over the kidnapping of Father Alexis Prem Kumar.

May 12, 2014

Pope to Newly Ordained Priests: Blessed Are the Merciful

The Holy Father encouraged new clergy to follow the Good Shepherd on Sunday, May 11.

April 17, 2014

New English Discernment House Hopes to Help Vocations Flourish

The yearlong program seeks to rebuild ‘a renewed love for the priesthood,’ Shrewsbury Bishop Mark Davies said.

March 13, 2014

Falsely Accused Irish Priest Returns to Ministry With Joy

Father Eugene Boland was accused in 2010 of indecent assault on a teenage girl, and he was acquitted by a jury in 2012.

August 19, 2013

Twins Saved From Abortion Now Save Souls as Priests

Their motherʼs heroic trust in God overcame doctors urging her to abort them over suspected deformities.

November 30, 2012

A Fisherman’s Feast

St. Louis priest Father Joe Classen’s Alaskan wildlife adventures are now a pastoral mission.

November 20, 2012

Vatican Dismisses Maryknoll Priest From Order

After repeatedly spurning Church attempts to encourage reconciliation, Roy Bourgeois has been dispensed canonically from the priesthood and religious life.