Mar 17, 2017 - 03:39 pm .- Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Catholic priests and religious are facing violent backlash around the country.
Mar 17, 2017 - 06:11 am .- Prayer, reparation and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation for the sins of priests.
Feb 4, 2017 - 03:04 am .- There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual survey has aimed to take their pulse.
Jan 13, 2017 - 03:14 am .- In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several years, it can be difficult for pastors or others in ministry to stick to the Church’s teachings on the subject without feeling like a bigot or a hater.
Oct 25, 2016 - 04:46 pm .- 82-year-old Fr. Tom Kearns is in the hospital recovering from an attack outside of Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City, Kans. on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sep 11, 2016 - 03:02 am .- On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.
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.
Aug 31, 2016 - 05:33 am .- A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood.
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.
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.
Jun 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Dawn Eden Goldstein isn’t trying to be a priest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.