St. John Vianney, pray for parish priests

From today’s Office of Readings, on the Feast of St. John Vianney, some wise words from the saint himself: “My little children, reflect on these words: the Christian’s treasure is not on earth but in heaven. Our thoughts, then, ought to be directed to where our treasure is. This is the glorious duty of man: [Read More...]

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The veterinarian, husband and father who became a priest

Some may remember when I posted on Frederick Richard Lesser, a widower who was ordained a deacon earlier this year. In June, Deacon Lesser became Father Lesser: Frederick Richard (Rick) Lesser, the widowed father of three grown children, was ordained today [June 20] as a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. The ceremony [Read More...]

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Austrian theologian: “Married priests and women deacons should be reintroduced as soon as possible”

From The Tablet in London: The dean-elect of Salzburg University’s Catholic theological faculty has called for married priests and women deacons in the Church. “Married priests and women deacons should be reintroduced as soon as possible. That would bring new dynamism to the Church”, the future dean of Salzburg University’s Catholic theological faculty, Professor Dietmar [Read More...]

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How grieving the loss of his children led this father to the priesthood

And that’s not all. A remarkable vocation story, and a remarkable vocation, from The Cody Enterprise in Wyoming. Among other things, it gives a powerful sense of what it means to minister in some of the more remote corners of the country: In the New Testament, Paul asks the Romans, “And how can people preach [Read More...]

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A continent loses its only Catholic priest

From Christian Today:  The romantically-named Chapel of the Snows in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, has provided services and chaplaincy for research staff for more than 50 years. Now, though, staff cutbacks and declining attendance at services mean that Roman Catholics will no longer be part of it. Radio New Zealand has reported that there is no [Read More...]

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A priest’s wife tells her story

Over at CNEWA, we’ve just posted online the Summer edition of our award-winning magazine, ONE. The issue features a fascinating glimpse into the life of a married Orthodox priest in suburban Chicago —who, to support his growing family, works nights at a nearby factory: As the city of Chicago prepares for bed, the Rev. Sharbel [Read More...]

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Pastor gives deacon’s wife the gift of life

Beautiful story, from The New Richmond News in Wisconsin: In the Gospel of John 15:13, Jesus instructs, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Fr. John Anderson may not have died for Ginny Bablick, but the former pastor of St. Mary, Tomahawk, did give the parish [Read More...]

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Military archdiocese plans to hold first ever “discernment gathering” for possible chaplains

From CNS:  This fall, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services plans to hold its first discernment gathering for Catholic priests to encourage them to consider becoming military chaplains. The archdiocese regularly holds several retreats a year for young men who are thinking about the priesthood and the chaplaincy, but this will be the first [Read More...]

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Boom: priestly vocations rising in the U.S. What gives??

From Rome Reports:  It’s a call to serve…a vocation to dedicate one’s life to the Church. But the question iswhat influences these seminarians to pursue the priesthood? A recent study in the U.S, shows that at least in the U.S, one of the main factors is the influence of local parish priests.  Check out the [Read More...]

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Boom: Madison ordains largest class of priests in over 40 years

From The Wisconsin State Journal:  A couple of hours before Chris Gernetzke was to become a priest, he could be found in a room at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Madison laying out the vestments he would wear at that evening’s ordination Mass. Gernetzke may be familiar to readers. Earlier this year, he let the [Read More...]

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