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

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

Sep 8, 2019

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'

Aug 4, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jul 8, 2019

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

Jun 10, 2019

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

May 20, 2019

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?

May 12, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

Apr 18, 2019

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

Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, Montreal.

Montreal priest stabbed at Mass 'eager' to return

Mar 23, 2019

Father Claude Grou is out of the hospital and grateful for the groundswell of support he received after he was... Read more

Fr. Augustus Tolton. Public Domain, Wikipedia.

Augustus Tolton one step closer to being first black American saint

Feb 20, 2019

A Vatican committee has unanimously voted to send the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former runaway slave and... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Canadian cardinal: Women should help screen, train priest applicants

Sep 18, 2018

Increasing the role of women in screening and training priests is among the steps that should be taken to prevent... Read more

Ground zero cross.

The brutal, powerful 9/11 stories of Catholic priests

Sep 11, 2018

By Adelaide Mena

On the clear, sunny morning of Sept. 11, 2011, Fr. Kevin Madigan heard an explosion overhead.  Read more

Ninth annual Rosary Relay to cover globe in prayer for priests

Jun 6, 2018

Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede... Read more

Exorcism course to study link between porn and demonic influence

Apr 16, 2018

By Elise Harris

An annual exorcism course offered to priests in Rome aims to open the dialogue on what degree of demonic influence... Read more

African priest praying rosary.

Bishop calls for prayers after kidnapping of DRC priest

Apr 5, 2018

The bishop of Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is urging the faithful to pray for a priest... Read more

Surfing ministry in Mar del Plata, Argentina.  Photos courtest of Fr. Santiago Arriola

‘Surf’s up’ for these Argentine priests

Feb 9, 2018

Fr. Santiago Arriola is convinced that “our entire life, in all its expressions and dimensions, calls for evangelization and can... Read more

Pope Francis greets locals at the Nunciature in Lima, Peru on January 19, 2018.

Do not become 'professionals of the sacred,' Pope tells Peruvian priests, religious

Jan 20, 2018

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis met with Peruvian priests and religious Saturday, telling them that a sense of humor is a good remedy... Read more

What can priests practically do to combat the porn epidemic?

Dec 19, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Online pornography is one of the fastest growing addictions in the United States, on par with cocaine and gambling.  Read more

Father Kyle Schnippel.

This priest is going to be on The Great American Baking Show

Dec 7, 2017

By Perry West

Many Catholics can name a priest who is renowned for his academic abilities, mission work, or inspiring homilies. But what... Read more

Pope Francis lays hands on a Bangladeshi deacon as he ordains him to the priesthood during a Dec. 1, 2017 Mass in Dhaka.

Pope Francis ordains 16 priests in Bangladesh

Nov 30, 2017

Celebrating Mass in the Bangladeshi capital on Friday, Pope Francis ordained 16 men to the priesthood.  Read more

Release of Santa Fe court records a step in countering abuse, archdiocese says

Oct 24, 2017

The release of court records related to sex abuse allegations against three Catholic priests several decades ago will serve as... Read more