April 17, 2014

Pope Francis' Chrism Mass Homily - Full Text

August 26, 2013

Athletic Clergy Use Sports for the Good of Souls

Hockey, marathons and baseball are among favored athletic activities.

August 9, 2013

Flawed Legal Theory Behind Vatican Sex-Abuse Suits, Lawyer Says

Efforts to sue the Vatican claim Holy See controls all priests, receives information about all priests’ activities and makes ‘specific decisions’ about their placement.

July 3, 2013

Milwaukee Archbishop Releases Abuse Documentation

Archbishop Jerome Listecki hopes the documents will aid abuse survivors and families in understanding the past and reviewing the present.

June 27, 2013

Cardinal Bars Dissident Priest From Speaking on Archdiocesan Property

The archdiocese would not allow a visiting priest to speak at a Catholic parish because the subjects of the talk are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

June 26, 2013

Facing Risk of Death, Syrian Priests Remain Faithful

The Syrian conflict has dragged on for 27 months, since demonstrations sprang up nationwide on March 15, 2011, protesting the rule of Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president and leader of the country's Ba'ath Party.

June 6, 2013

Expert Says Church’s Abuse Prevention Should Differ for Each Culture

Father Hans Zollner, head of the Centre for Child Protection, met with Pope Francis in Rome.

June 4, 2013

Philadelphia Archdiocese Announces 24 Parishes to Merge

The archdiocese said the mergers were driven by factors including demographic change, a decrease in Mass attendance, a lack of priests to staff the parishes and ‘increasing economic challenges.’

May 30, 2013

Religious Orders to Release Records of Abusive Los Angeles Priests

Los Angeles County Superior Court set a September deadline for the public release of the documents.

May 21, 2013

Global Rosary Relay to Encourage Prayer for Priests

Participants in the relay will say a Rosary at a scheduled time for one half hour to thank God for priests

May 16, 2013

Clergy Must Be Shepherds, Not Wolves, Says Pope

Pope Francis asked the Catholic faithful to pray for bishops and priests to be poor, humble and meek in the service of the people.

April 9, 2013

Archbishop Chaput Finalizes Three Priests’ Ministry Removal

Archbishop Chaput is following up on then-archbishop Cardinal Justin Rigali’s action that put 26 active diocesan clergy on leave in March 2011.

March 28, 2013

Pope to Priests: Anointing Others Will Strengthen Your Heart

During the Holy Thursday chrism Mass, the sacred oils for baptism, confirmation and the anointing of the sick were blessed.

March 5, 2013

‘Strength in Christ’ Needed for Scotland Church’s Recovery

The faithful are reminded to trust Jesus.

October 17, 2012

Rome Sabbatical Course Revised to Allow More U.S. Priests

Pontifical North American College program serves to re-energize its priestly participants.

September 1, 2012

Accessible Sainthood

Saturday Book Pick: 'Holiness for Everyone: The Practical Spirituality of St. Josemaria Escriva.'

July 25, 2012

Msgr. William Lynn Gets 3-6 Years for Role in Philadelphia Sex-Abuse Cases

District attorney hopes case will be a warning to others; archdiocese says lesson has already been learned.

July 6, 2012

Frontline Faith Marks 2 Years of Providing Catholic MP3s to the Troops

Apostolate to those defending our freedom rolls out digital versions for non-Catholic Christians and for those on the homefront.

June 17, 2012

Unforgettable Images of the Priesthood


June 4, 2012

The History Behind 'For Greater Glory'

During Cristero Rebellion, Mexico was ‘a kind of collective Christ,’ says the war’s principal historian.

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