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Silverstream Priory Benedictine Monks.

Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland's priests

Oct 24, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Prayer, reparation, and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation... Read more

Pope Francis meets with migrants during a day trip to Bologna, Italy.

Pope tells people from all walks of life to give witness to the Gospel

Oct 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Sunday, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the cities of Cesena and Bologna, meeting with people from every... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2015.

Vocations that only seek to 'climb the ladder' are dead, Pope says

Sep 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish... Read more

Cross of the Martyrs.

Mexico is the most violent Latin American country for priests

Aug 11, 2017

For the ninth year in a row, Mexico is the most violent country in Latin America for priests, said a... Read more

Beer. Public domain.

Welsh pub renames beer after seminarian mix-up

Aug 7, 2017

How does a pub make up for mistakenly trying to kick out a group of celebrating seminarians? By naming a... Read more

Mexican priest moved to intermediate care after stabbing attack

Jun 27, 2017

Father Miguel Angel Machorro, who was stabbed May 15 at the Mexico City Cathedral, left intensive care and was transferred... Read more

Fr. David Jenuwine.

Priest plants himself at popular music festival, goes viral on Reddit

Jun 1, 2017

By Mary Farrow

What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once?  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square at the general audience on Oct. 19, 2016.

Pope Francis to honor two priests who lived ahead of their times

Jun 1, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

With a visit to the tombs of Father Lorenzo Milani and Father Primo Mazzolari this June, Pope Francis will pay... Read more

Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil.

Indian politician suggests ransom fund for kidnapped priest

May 31, 2017

A member of India’s Legislative Assembly is encouraging the Church to raise money for the release of kidnapped priest Father... Read more

Eucharist.

Seminarian who once saved the Eucharist from ISIS returns as a priest

May 22, 2017

Martin Baani was just 24 years old when he risked his life as a seminarian to rescue the Blessed Sacrament... Read more

Fr. John Sullivan in his twenties.

The story behind the Irish priest whose prayers could heal

Apr 26, 2017

Father John Sullivan was a prominent Irish Catholic convert who was known for his healing prayers, his consolation for the... Read more

Philly priest charged with stealing $500k for concerts, dinners, casinos

Apr 7, 2017

A Philadelphia monsignor is being charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from the priests’ home where he... Read more

Catholic priests, religious face wave of violence in DR Congo

Mar 17, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Following recent attempts at brokering peace between the government and political opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo... Read more

Who took religious vows last year? Over 200 Americans.

Feb 4, 2017

There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual... Read more

Rainbow Flag.

Can you teach the truth and not be a hater? This ministry for gay Catholics says yes.

Jan 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

In a country where gay marriage has gained widespread acceptance – both culturally and legally – in the past several... Read more

82-year-old priest attacked, robbed outside Kansas City parish

Oct 25, 2016

82-year-old Fr. Tom Kearns is in the hospital recovering from an attack outside of Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City,... Read more

Another Catholic priest has been kidnapped in Mexico

Sep 23, 2016

Mexican Cardinal Alberto Suárez Inda is offering prayers for the safety of a priest who was kidnapped in the country... Read more

The funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, said at Santa Maria Regina degli Apostoli Alla Montagnola, Sept. 19, 2016.

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

Sep 20, 2016

Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at San't Agnese in Agone Catholic Church in Rome on Sept. 14, 2014.

Two priests murdered in Mexico

Sep 20, 2016

One day after they were kidnapped from their parish, Mexican priests Alejo Nabor Jiménez Juárez and José Alfredo Suárez de... Read more