Saints and Seminarians: Detroit Archdiocese Launches Vocations Video With a Lively Beat

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A YouTube video just released by the Office of Priestly Vocations in the Archdiocese of Detroit serves up a dose of inspiration with a lively beat.Intended for students, for those contemplating a vocation to the priesthood, and for anyone who wants to be holy, the video is the brainchild of Father Tim Birney, director of priestly vocations for the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Brian Meldrum, seminarian and transitional deacon, produced the film."I try to be creative," said Father Tim in a p … [Read more...]

R.I.P. Father Groeschel, Good and Faithful Servant (UPDATED)

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Father Benedict Groeschel, CFR has gone home to God.It's not a surprise:  We'd heard reports of his recent fall, which injured the same arm that had been injured ten years ago in an auto accident.  Doctors who treated him for this most recent injury chose not to repair the damage, fearing that he could not survive surgery in his weakened state; so he was sent home in a great deal of pain.  At 11:00 p.m. Friday, October 3, Father Groeschel slipped away, homebound at last.I wrote about Fat … [Read more...]

Knoxville Bishop Opens Inquiry Into Possible Miracle

Decree signed by Bishop Richard Stika, calling for investigation into a possible miracle in Knoxville diocese

A miracle may have occurred in the Diocese of Knoxville. Bishop Richard F. Stika, bishop of Knoxville, has launched a diocesan inquiry in the diocese of Knoxville, to determine whether a miracle has occurred through the intercession of Father Isaac Hecker, founder of the Paulist Fathers.  If it is found that a miracle has occurred, that would advance the process of declaring Father Hecker a saint. Cardinal Edward Egan, former archbishop of New York, formally opened Fr. Hecker's cause fo … [Read more...]


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