Father! Father!

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One of the surprising delights of the new movie Gimmie Shelter is the presence of a Catholic priest. Inspired by a real Catholic priest working with Several Sources Shelters, James Earl Jones plays the father whose wisdom, and guidance and love a girl called Apple so needs. He arrives after she’s reached the point of [Read More...]

Pope Francis and the Good Priest

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This piece is almost prophetic in the sense that the tea leaves were being read before the pope delivered his Chrism Mass homily directed to priests; Fr. Roger Landry writes about the reform of the priesthood that will likely mark Pope Frances’s time as pope: One of the most urgent reforms facing him is the [Read More...]

We Must Pray for Our Priests

God bless us this Holy Thursday. And how he has! Tonight we mark the Last Supper — the first of many for us. And we mark the institution of the priesthood, such a blessed gift to bring us the Eucharist and God’s sacramental mercy. Our good and holy priests are brave men in our culture. [Read More...]

Can There Be Such a Thing as an Impetuous Practicality?

Fr. Robert Spitzer seems to embody it here in an interview with my friend Tom Hoopes: OSV: …When did you realize you were called? Father Spitzer: It happened on a strange day on my way to work. I really liked my work. I was well paid and I was working for an accountant. But I [Read More...]