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Oysters, wine and travel? A UK priest's bizarre fraud scandal

Apr 10, 2017

Fr. John Reid, a Roman Catholic priest serving in County Durham, England, has been spared an 18-month jail sentence for... Read more

Fr. Alberto Gaton. Photo courtesy of Fr. Alberto Gaton.

Meet the priest who has helped rescue thousands on the Mediterranean Sea

Feb 16, 2017

Father Alberto Gaton is the chaplain of a Spanish ship that combats human trafficking by rescuing people in the Mediterranean... Read more

Fathe Francisco Lopez Sedano.

After performing 6,000 exorcisms, this priest says the devil fears him

Jan 19, 2017

Fr. Francisco Lopez Sedano is an 80-year-old Mexican exorcist. In the past 40 years of service, he has conducted at... Read more

Priest collar.

Italian priest accused of organizing orgies, prostituting women

Jan 4, 2017

An Italian priest from northern Italy has been accused of pimping out some 15 women, as well as organizing and... Read more

Mountains of Papua New Guinea. Courtesy of Fr. Christian Sieland.

Meet the priest who serves the most rural parts of Papua New Guinea

Dec 18, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

In the deep Melanesian jungles, a native Papua New Guinea Catholic priest walks miles through the deep thick forests. He... Read more

Priest to donate $250k winnings from 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

Oct 12, 2016

A priest from West Virginia recently won a quarter of a million dollars on the trivia TV show Who Wants... Read more

Priest suffers minor injuries after failed suicide bomb, axe attack at Mass

Aug 29, 2016

A priest suffered minor injuries after a man armed with a suicide bomb and an axe attacked at Sunday Mass... Read more

Louisiana priest immediately suspended after child porn arrest

Jul 28, 2016

Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested yesterday for allegedly possessing more than... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims inside St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Feb. 11, 2015.

Pope Francis calls young priest with cancer in Chile

Jun 10, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, right around lunch time, Chilean priest Father Francisco Rencoret Mujica received an unexpected call.  Read more

Fr. Raymond Gawronski. Photo by Jason Thomas Crocker.

Jesuit Father Raymond Gawronski remembered for witness of priesthood

Apr 21, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

Father Raymond Thomas Gawronski, S.J., professor of dogmatics at St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California, died in... Read more

Iraqi seminarians. Photo courtesy of Roni Momica, second from the left.

These seminarians are being ordained – in a refugee camp

Mar 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

After their seminary in Qaraqosh was dissolved following a brutal ISIS attack in 2014, four Iraqi seminarians chose not to give... Read more

Father Virgilio Elizondo. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, who died in apparent suicide, mourned

Mar 15, 2016

Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio has released a statement mourning the death of one of his priests, Father Virgilio... Read more

Father Francisco Acevedo.

This 100-year-old priest still has a very important task: fighting Satan

Aug 5, 2015

On August 1, the oldest priest in the Diocese of Malaga, Spain turned 100 years old. After a century of... Read more

Fr. Alexis Prem Kumar, SJ. Photo courtesy of Jesuit Refugee Service.

Relief and gratitude after release of priest abducted in Afghanistan

Feb 23, 2015

Friends and colleagues have pledged their support for a Jesuit priest released after eight months of captivity in Afghanistan, where... Read more

Philadelphia priest placed on immediate leave following arrest

Oct 27, 2014

A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges.    Read more

Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, President of the sixty-third session of the UN General Assembly, at a press conference Nov. 11, 2008.

Suspension of Nicaraguan Maryknoll priest lifted

Aug 4, 2014

Pope Francis has revoked the 'suspension a divinis' of Fr. Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, who was in 1984 barred from exercising... Read more

Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes.

Amid violence, priest opts to stay with parishioners in Gaza

Jul 20, 2014

Argentinean priest Father Jorge Hernandez, pastor of Holy Family Parish in the Gaza strip, has decided to stay with his... Read more

ANSH with Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Houston.

Hispanic Catholic priests help build bridges, convention leader says

Jun 17, 2014

A national gathering of Hispanic Catholic priests in Houston aims to build community and affirm their role as “bridges” between... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California.

LA priest says he has lived his vocation 'from my mother's womb'

May 28, 2014

A young Nigerian priest who serves the Hispanic community in California says he received his vocation in his mother's womb.  Read more

Fr Paolo Dall'Oglio S.J.

Report: kidnapped Jesuit priest alive in Syria

Oct 10, 2013

A Jesuit priest missing since July is alive in an area of northern Syria that is controlled by an Islamist... Read more