Say a Prayer for Pope Francis Today, As He Celebrates His Priesthood Anniversary

Pope Francis priesthood anniversary

Yes, he is the Vicar of Christ, leader of the Catholic Church in the entire world.  But today, Pope Francis is remembering his priestly ordination.  It was on December 13, 1969 that he was ordained by Archbishop Ramón José Castellano, Archbishop of Córdoba.This morning, Pope Francis asked for prayer for himself, and for all priests.Here, from Catholic Online, a prayer for a priest:  O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father [N]. Give him … [Read more...]

Sainthood Investigation for Fr. Paul Wattson, Graymoor Founder, Receives Support from Bishops

The U.S. Bishops, on November 11, 2014 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, voted to support the local investigation into the life and work of Fr. Paul Wattson, co-founder of Graymoor Abbey.  This local investigation  into the priest's life, work and personal sanctity is the first step toward formally opening a possible Cause for Canonization.The bishops, by a unanimous voice vote, supported the advancement of the Cause at the local level. *     *     *     *     *Who was Father … [Read more...]

No to Clerical or Functionary Priests, Says Pope Francis

"...There is no need for clerical priests whose behavior risks distancing people from the Lord, or functionary priests who, while they fulfill their role, seek their consolation far from Him." That was the message  from Pope Francis to the participants in the 67th General Assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference.  The meeting, which is being held at the Domus Pacis of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, is dedicated to the life and formation of priests. The Vatican Information Service r … [Read more...]