Young religious find older garb habit-forming — UPDATED

It’s no secret that people entering religious life these days are increasingly attracted to wearing the kinds of clothes that were abandoned in the ’60s and ’70s — habits and veils for women, cassocks and birettas for men. U.S. Catholic looks at how one order is addressing this old-fashioned new fashion: Around the time Karen [Read More…]

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Meet the Trappists' 100-year-old monk

I had the good fortune of meeting him a few years back, when he was merely in his mid-90’s. What an inspiration: Father Luke Kot sits in the midst of the barn-turned-museum at Holy Spirit Monastery and reminisces. Stairs in the corner once led to the second-floor “cells,” as bedrooms for monks are called. Here [Read More…]

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Priest of note: he tried out for the Met — and he's married

From Oregon comes this intriguing piece about yet another married Episcopalian minister who has become a Catholic priest: Two things set Father Bryce McProud apart from most newly ordained Roman Catholic priests: He once tried out for the Metropolitan Opera and placed highly enough to consider it a career option. And he’s married. The opera [Read More…]

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Happy Anniversary, Palm Beach deacons

The diocese is marking 10 years since it began its diaconate program; the first class (12 of them, like the apostles!) was ordained in 2006, and is pictured below. Florida Catholic takes a closer look at this vocation and the men who are a part of it: As the 12 men received the special sacrament [Read More…]

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Divorced grandfather ordained a priest in California

He’s shown above with his children and grandchildren (and, according to the caption, his ex-wife on the far right).  His surprising vocation is described in The Tidings: Grandfather-of-three, Patrick Sheridan, was ordained a Benedictine priest during a July 16 concelebrated Mass at St. Mary in Palmdale with Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar, presider, and Abbot Damien [Read More…]

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"Truth is really important in our world today…"

That’s just part of what Mary Anne Marks told “Currents” when she visited the show a year ago and talked about her inspiring decision to join The Dominicans after graduating summa cum laude from Harvard.  (An event that garnered a lot of media attention with this jaw-dropping speech, delivered in Latin.)  A year on, she’s [Read More…]

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"Love your Church, love God's people…

Those are the beautiful sentiments that conclude this 1990 ordination homily from Cardinal John O’Connor, which was published recently in the Catholic Review: As your bishop, I give you but one mandate: love our Church, love God’s people. Love them for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health. Love them [Read More…]

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From attending World Youth Day to organizing it: one priest's surprising journey

As plans ramp up for this month’s World Youth Day in Madrid, L’Osservatore Romano interviews the newly appointed monsignor in charge — and finds he’s no stranger to the event. Details: When in August, 1989 he found himself immersed in a sea of young people rhythmically chanting their love for John Paul II during the [Read More…]

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Sisters of Life: restoring hope in Hell's Kitchen

This remarkable order of nuns has offices in my building, and barely a day goes by without my seeing one of the blue-habited Sisters of Life on the elevator or striding by on the street.    Now the Wall Street Journal has done a piece on them, to mark the 20th anniversary of the order’s founding. [Read More…]

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Worth a thousand words: new priest edition

As part of our parish’s annual novena to St. John Vianney, a newly ordained priest comes to celebrate Sunday mass and offer a special blessing after.  This year, we were lucky to have Fr. Rodnev Lapommeray, ordained for the Diocese of Brooklyn just last month. Following mass, people lined up outside — some waiting over [Read More…]

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