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Global Rosary Relay unites faithful in prayer for priests

Jul 6, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Catholics throughout the world joined together on June 27 to ask for Mary’s intercession in a 24-hour rosary initiative for World Priest Day.

Young priest's murder shocks, grieves Arizona community

Jun 12, 2014 - 09:14 am .- A 28-year-old priest was shot and killed, and another critically wounded, at a Catholic church in Phoenix Wednesday night.

Ordination stats show need for greater Latino representation

May 20, 2014 - 01:10 pm .- A survey of men to be ordained in the U.S. in 2014 shows a slightly younger ordination class, though the U.S. bishops still hope to increase the number of priests and specifically Hispanic priests.

Decreases in religious life could prompt canon law reform

Nov 2, 2013 - 06:39 am .- In the context of a discussion on the exodus of religious and priests, the heads of the congregation for religious have said that Pope Francis is open to a reformation of the Code of Canon Law.  

Pope Francis calls faithful to deeper encounters with others

Aug 1, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- In an interview with the O Globo TV network before leaving Brazil, Pope Francis emphasized the “culture of encounter” that must characterize the Church.  

Group celebrates first ordinations since reunion with Rome

Jun 29, 2013 - 06:01 am .- For the first time since coming into clear union with the Pope, the religious institute the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer celebrated the priestly ordination of two of its members on June 22.

Facing risk of death, Syrian priests remain faithful

Jun 26, 2013 - 04:02 am .- As civil war rages in Syria, priests are choosing to stay with their people and continue pastoring them, even as a monk was killed during a raid on a monastery in the north of the country on June 23.

Religious orders receive $23 million for retirement aid

Jun 20, 2013 - 02:05 pm .- More than $20 million has been distributed to U.S. religious communities to help care for their elderly and retired members this year.

Priest resigns from clergy treatment center amid allegations

May 9, 2013 - 12:01 am .- Amid allegations of financial indiscretion and an “inappropriate adult relationship,” Monsignor Edward J. Arsenault has resigned as head of a Maryland treatment center for Catholic priests and religious.

Heroic Korean War priest remembered by prison-mate

Apr 9, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A fellow prisoner of war has fondly recalled the heroism of Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died in a North Korean camp and is posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor April 11.

No suspects yet in Tanzanian killing of Catholic priest

Feb 20, 2013 - 12:07 pm .- According to Paolo Taffuri, the coordinator of Radio Maria Africa, officials in Tanzania have not yet found those responsible for the recent death of a local priest.  

Peruvian priests lauded for work with gang members, poor

Dec 5, 2012 - 04:02 pm .- Radio Programas del Peru, the largest radio network in the country, has chosen two priests to receive its annual award for their work in “inspiring the country.”

Nuncio says Church needs holy priests more than ever

Nov 28, 2012 - 12:42 pm .- In a message to seminarians, the apostolic nuncio to Argentina said that in today's society the Catholic Church is in dire need of “well formed” and holy priests.

Vatican dismisses Maryknoll priest from order

Nov 19, 2012 - 03:52 pm .- The Vatican canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Oct. 4, for disobedience and preaching against Church teaching on women's ordination.

Indiana priest missing in Greece after warning family

Oct 5, 2012 - 02:07 am .- The family of Indiana priest Father Christiaan Kappes and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are concerned about his apparent disappearance in Greece.

Priest who denied communion to lesbian no longer with DC archdiocese

Jul 11, 2012 - 04:32 pm .- The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. says it no longer employs a priest who became known for denying Holy Communion to a partnered lesbian woman.

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First Reading:: Jer 26: 11-16, 24
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