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  • Calvary
    Calvary
    Martin McDonagh is an extremely important and respected playwright. He is also a pretty good filmmaker. His films are In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. His plays have won too many awards to mention, but some of the titles are The Beauty Queen of...
  • nowhere is safe
    Arizona Priest robbed; killed
    There was a time when local clergy were feared, respected and revered. A June 12 article in the New York Daily News suggests that things have changed. The Daily reports that one Priest was killed and another injured in an apparent robbery. The...
  • Married Catholic Priests? Maybe.
    Married Catholic Priests? Maybe.
    The headline I wrote for today's article says it all. Are there going to be married Catholic men ordained to the priesthood in the United States? Possibly.While it hasn't made many headlines, a surprising announcement came earlier this...
  • Meet Chicago's Newest Priests
    Meet Chicago's Newest Priests
    Congratulates to Chicago's Newest Catholic priests! On May 17th, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that 12 new priests will serve Chicagoans this year. They will take up their new assignments on July 1st. Although Cardinal Francis George...
  • Pope Francis v. Sicilian Mafia
    Pope to Sicilian Mafia: You will end up in hell
    The popular leader of the Roman Catholic Church in an historic message on Friday warned members of the Sicilian Mafia that if they do not repent of their sins -- including their murders -- they will "end up in hell" for all eternity,...
  • Pope Francis
    Pope calls attention to the anointing and ministry of priests and bishops
    In his homily for daily Mass yesterday at the chapel of the St. Martha Residence in the Vatican, Pope Francis focused on the sacramental anointing of God as it is given to priests and bishops as part of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, marking their...
  • Pastor preaches "The Foundation of the Priesthood"
    Pastor preaches 'The Foundation of the Priesthood'
    Last Sunday, Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige, pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia told the congregation, "It's All About the Priesthood" based on Exodus 19:5-7 and Exodus 20:18ff.She continued preaching about the...
  • Priesthood of all believers
    Pastor preaches 'It's All About the Priesthood'
    On Sunday, Nov. 3, Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige, pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia told the congregation, "It's All About the Priesthood" based on Exodus 19:5-7 and Exodus 20:18ff.The background of these texts is...
  • Timothy P. Broglio
    Catholic priests furloughed by government shutdown
    During the shutdown of the federal government, dozens of Catholic priests under contract with the United States military remain on furlough, denied access to the bases and military populations they serve. The General Counsel of the Archdiocese for...
  • Meet Chicago's 10 Newest Priests
    Meet Chicago's 10 Newest Priests
    Catholic bashers never seem to let the facts get in the way of their Catholic bashing. For example, no matter which Cardinal was chosen as the new Pope, detractors were sure to claim that the new Pope “lives like a king while the people...
  • 3-year-old priest
    Video of 3-year-old 'priest' pretending to conduct Catholic Mass going viral
    A 3-year-old Colombian boy has heard his calling and it is to the priesthood. The YouTube video of Samuel Jaramillo dressed as a priest pretending to celebrate a Catholic Mass is going viral according to the Catholic News Agency, Thursday, May 9...
  • Why Jesus was rejected
    Why Jesus was rejected
    When Jesus came to His own people, the Jews, as a nation they did not receive Him as their Messiah, as John 1:11-12 states. The Bible mini-series, shown on The History Channel during March 2013, portrayed details about why Jesus experienced...
  • John 12:27
    Pope Francis tells newly ordained Catholic priests to 'build the house of God'
    Pope Francis ordered the newly ordained to “build the house of God” on this 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations at St. Peter’s Basilica, Sunday, April 21, according to the Vatican News Agency.Pope Francis ordained ten men,...
  • Prayers, prayers everywhere (Video)
    Prayers, prayers everywhere (Video)
    There’s a column in yesterday’s New York Times entitled “The God Glut,” written by Frank Bruni, who points out some of the multitude of ways the deity (the Christian one, that is) keeps creeping into our political, and non...
  • Father Benedict Groeschel
    Priest retracts sexual abuse comment
    Father Benedict Groeschel, Catholic priest and host of the television talk program Sunday Night Prime with Father Benedict Groeschel, apologized for the comment made on 8/27/2012 to the National Catholic Register. Father Groeschel stated that...