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Worldliness poses danger to priestly identity, Pope says

Apr 27, 2013 - 04:05 pm .- The biggest threat to priests is the temptation to be more immersed in the world than the Gospel, says Pope Francis in his newly translated book.

Minister with constant joy, Pope Francis counsels new priests

Apr 21, 2013 - 07:48 am .- Pope Francis ordained 10 men as priests this morning, reminding them that they should carry out their ministry with “constant joy and genuine love.”

Ask Jesus what he wants and be brave, Pope tells youth

Apr 21, 2013 - 06:22 am .- Just after ordaining 10 men to the priesthood, Pope Francis called on young Catholics to ask Jesus “what he wants from you and be brave!”

School kids support seminarians through letter campaign

Apr 18, 2013 - 04:13 am .- Catholic men studying to be priests have expressed their “deepest appreciation” for words and prayers of encouragement from grade school students participating in a New Jersey letter-writing campaign.

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations day to focus on hope

Apr 5, 2013 - 12:06 am .- As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources emphasizing the hope that religious vocations offer to the world.

Pope to priests: anointing others will strengthen your heart

Mar 28, 2013 - 05:44 am .- The Pope told priests that if they “anoint” others by bringing the grace of God to their everyday realities, they will be strengthened in their priesthood.

Tanzanian bishops stress peace as murdered priest laid to rest

Feb 22, 2013 - 04:08 pm .- The bishops of Tanzania called on the local people to work and pray for peace after the recent murder of Father Evarist Mushi on the island of Zanzibar.

Pope: media helped spread misinterpretations of Vatican II

Feb 14, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI said that many of the misinterpretations of the Second Vatican Council were caused by the media promoting its own version.

New Vatican vocations booklet mobilizes spiritual support

Feb 1, 2013 - 10:35 am .- The latest edition of a Vatican magazine aimed at increasing priestly vocations and encouraging the spiritual adoption of priests has been released in English.

Colombian bishop indignant over murder of priest

Jan 18, 2013 - 04:16 pm .- Bishop Jose Roberto Ospina Leongomez of Buga, Colombia expressed sadness and indignation over the recent murder of one of the priests of his diocese.

Family is the first seminary, says Archbishop Gomez

Nov 20, 2012 - 12:02 am .- Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said this week that Catholics need to encourage vocations to the priesthood especially in their home life.

Vatican memo aims to boost priestly identity

Nov 19, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- In an effort to promote priestly identity, the Vatican Secretary of State has issued a letter asking clerics and religious at the Vatican to dress as befits their identity as priests conformed to Christ.

Vatican Museums visitors happy priests are present

Sep 5, 2012 - 04:13 am .- A month-long pilot project to make priests available within the Vatican Museums to offer spiritual counseling to visitors is being hailed a success.

Two young Cuban converts ordained as priests

Aug 17, 2012 - 12:03 pm .- The Diocese of Santa Clara, Cuba now has two new priests who both converted to Catholicism as teens, despite anti-Christian efforts launched by the country's communist regime in the 1950s.

Cardinal urges newly ordained to not let priestly life become routine

Aug 7, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- Cardinal Juan Cipriani of Lima exhorted a group of five newly ordained priests not allow their ministries to become mundane, and to remember that friendship with Christ means sacrifice for others.

Cardinal Burke cautions against over-use of concelebration

Jul 10, 2012 - 01:42 pm .- Cardinal Raymond L. Burke believes that the “excessive” use of concelebration – the practice of priests saying Mass collectively – can result in their unique role in the sacred liturgy being obscured.

New Vatican guidelines: Parents should be careful not to block vocations

Jun 25, 2012 - 01:45 pm .- Parents should be careful not to block their son’s calling to the priesthood, new Vatican guidelines on promoting vocations say.

Hundreds of clergy unite to pray Rosary for world's priests

Jun 9, 2012 - 07:26 am .- On June 15, as the Catholic Church celebrates both the Feast of the Sacred Heart and World Priest Day, over 500 priests and deacons will pray the Rosary at 60 shrines in 60 countries around the world.

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