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Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Priests are still essential, says Archbishop Wenski

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami stressed this week that despite public health distinctions created over the past year, priests are... Read more

A red cross ambulance passes in front of the Vatican as Italy prepares for the coronavirus, March 9, 2020.

43 Catholic priests have died in Italy’s 2nd wave of coronavirus

Forty-three Italian priests died in November after contracting the coronavirus, as Italy experiences a second wave of the epidemic.  Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica seen through a bubble on Dec. 3, 2019.

World Mission Sunday: number of Catholics continues to rise worldwide

The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 16, 2016.

Pope Francis thanks sick and elderly priests for proclaiming Gospel of life

Pope Francis thanked sick and elderly priests for their quiet witness to the Gospel Thursday in a message that conveyed... Read more

Floating tiki bar.

A drowning man prayed for help. God sent a floating tiki bar filled with priests.

When Jimmy Macdonald found himself floundering in the waters of Lake George in New York next to his tipped kayak,... Read more

Catholics arrange aid for St. Pius X parish in Ragley, Louisiana.

After Hurricane Laura, priests' support group responds to a 'brother' in need

Support groups for priests provide ongoing camaraderie and spiritual nourishment, and now that list of benefits can be expanded to... Read more

A priest prays at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Hendon, London, on June 14, 2020, as the church prepares to reopen following lockdown.

Coronavirus lockdown leaves Catholic priests struggling for funds

Catholic priests in England are struggling to make ends meet following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus crisis.  Read more

Photo courtesy of the Polish bishops' conference.

Polish bishops recall service of priests, nuns during Warsaw Uprising

Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on... Read more

Seminarians for the Diocese of Providence. Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Providence Seminary.

Prayers answered: Diocese of Providence sees decades-high number of new seminarians  

The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians... Read more

Pope Francis. Courtesy: Worldpriest

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests

Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests.   Read more

Undertakers wearing a face mask carry coffin in a cemetary in Bergamo, Italy on March 16, 2020.

At least 28 priests in northern Italy have died from COVID-19

Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.  Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square Dec. 4, 2019.

Pray that bishops, priests will manifest Christ's love, Pope Francis urges

Bishops and priests have a duty to guard and protect the Catholics entrusted to their care; and they need the... Read more

In robota Christi? Why robots can never be Catholic priests 

Once a man is ordained a priest for the Catholic Church, he acts, according to the Catechism of the Catholic... Read more

Pope Francis greets crowds in Antananarivo, Madagascar, on Sept. 8, 2019.

Pope to Madagascar religious: To avoid discouragement, focus on praising God

In an address to priests, religious, and seminarians of Madagascar, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of maintaining a focus on... Read more

Pope Francis with priests.

Francis urges priests to be faithful in time of 'ecclesial purification'

Pope Francis published a letter Sunday to encourage all priests to remain steadfast and prayerful during this time of purification... Read more

Father Jude McKenna holds his Order of the Rising Sun award alongside Japan's Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Mari Miyoshi.

Japan awards priest for promoting friendship in Africa through judo

A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of... Read more

Father Ireneusz Bakalarczyk, who is recovering from being stabbed the morning of June 10, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Wrocław.

Polish priest in stable condition after being stabbed before Mass

A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources... Read more

Fr. Cecilio Perez Cruz.

MS-13 gang member suspected in Salvadoran priest’s death

A priest has been shot and killed by a suspected gang member in El Salvador, Vatican News reported Sunday. His... Read more

ope Francis ordains 10 men to the priesthood.

Who are the new priests of 2019?

This year, 481 men in the United States will kneel in cathedral churches and be ordained as Catholic priests for... Read more

Father James Schall, S.J., who died April 17, 2019. Photo courtesy of Ignatius Press.

Jesuit Father James Schall has died at age 91

Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays,... Read more