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Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Sep 23, 2016 - 11:21 am .- Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country earlier this week.

A final farewell to Rome's exorcist: the funeral of Father Amorth

Sep 20, 2016 - 03:53 pm .- Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his Sept. 16 death at the age of 91.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Sep 20, 2016 - 11:28 am .- One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de la Cruz were found murdered in a field.

Rome's exorcist, Father Gabriel Amorth, dies at age 91

Sep 16, 2016 - 04:30 pm .- Father Gabriel Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who drew worldwide attention, died on Friday at the age of 91.

The brutal, powerful 9/11 stories of Catholic priests

Sep 11, 2016 - 03:02 am .- On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.

Key bishop: 'We don't know' if Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still alive

Sep 2, 2016 - 01:52 pm .- As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, Bishop Paul Hinder on Friday requested prayers for priests, for the Missionaries of Charity, and for kidnapped priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, whose situation is uncertain.

Priest related to Princess Diana on the path to sainthood

Aug 31, 2016 - 05:33 am .- A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood.  

Pope to priests and religious: Don't be content with mediocrity

Jul 30, 2016 - 04:24 am .- During Mass celebrated at the shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow, Pope Francis challenged the priests, religious, and seminarians present in the congregation, saying true disciples are not content with mediocrity, but rather they rejoice in the mission of evangelization.

French bishops declare day of fasting after priest's murder

Jul 26, 2016 - 03:43 pm .- In response to the murder of Father Jacques Hamel by believed Islamic State sympathizers, the French bishops have designated Friday, July 29, as a day of fasting.

Why does this woman want to teach priests?

Jun 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.

What Pope Francis wants the world's priests to know

Jun 2, 2016 - 03:53 pm .- Pope Francis spoke candidly to thousands of priests this week during a special retreat for the Year of Mercy. The upshot of what he told them? We as priests are sinners, and we need God's mercy as much as everyone else.

A chat with the Philly priest who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan

Apr 26, 2016 - 06:40 am .- After Mass at a typical parish, it’s fellowship over coffee and donuts. But for troops stationed in Afghanistan, after Mass it’s cigars smoked down to the nub.

Florida diocese mourns loss of priest in apparent murder

Apr 21, 2016 - 06:24 am .- A Florida priest who went missing last week has been lauded by his diocese as a humble and generous servant after his remains were found in Georgia on April 18.

This 95-year-old priest walked three miles while hearing confessions

Mar 3, 2016 - 06:43 am .- A 95-year-old priest named Friar Roberto walked more than three-and-a-half miles while hearing confessions during a recent “Penitential Walk” in Brazil.

Bizarre details emerge as 'fake priest' gets busted in LA

Feb 4, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- For months, Erwin Mena donned vestments, called himself “Padre,” and convinced Southern California Catholics that he was a priest, police say.

Byte-sized faith: Young priests launch new Catholic podcast

Jul 16, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Podcasts are arguably the greatest comeback-kids of the internet. Once thought to be slowing fading into oblivion, the boom of smartphones and Bluetooth technology, and hits like “Serial,” brought the medium back with a force.

'Remember your roots': Pope goes off-the-cuff to priests, religious

Jul 8, 2015 - 11:14 am .- In his last encounter during his visit to Ecuador, Pope Francis on Wednesday warned priests and religious against career ambitions that lead to 'spiritual Alzheimer’s.'

Pope to new priests: Don’t be a peacock

Apr 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm .- Pope Francis presided over the ordination of nearly twenty men to the priesthood on Sunday, where he warned them against being vain priests who live first for their own pleasure rather than for God’s.

Prayers offered upon death of prominent dissenting theologian

Jan 26, 2015 - 05:19 pm .- Father Richard P. McBrien, a Notre Dame theology professor who came to prominence for opposing Catholic teaching on several issues, died on Sunday in Connecticut at the age of 78.

Catholic CrossFit gym lifts Colo. priests

Sep 19, 2014 - 04:02 am .- A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering.  

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