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Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on July 7, 2013.

Pope Francis calls faithful to deeper encounters with others

Aug 1, 2013

In an interview with the O Globo TV network before leaving Brazil, Pope Francis emphasized the “culture of encounter” that... Read more

Ordination at the Fraternity of St. Peter's Roman Parish, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini in Rome, Italy. June 22, 2013.

Group celebrates first ordinations since reunion with Rome

Jun 29, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

For the first time since coming into clear union with the Pope, the religious institute the Sons of the Most... Read more

A shell lays in the middle of the street in Homs, Syria, a remnant of the heavy attack leveled on the city on June 11, 2012.

Facing risk of death, Syrian priests remain faithful

Jun 26, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

As civil war rages in Syria, priests are choosing to stay with their people and continue pastoring them, even as... Read more


Religious orders receive $23 million for retirement aid

Jun 20, 2013

More than $20 million has been distributed to U.S. religious communities to help care for their elderly and retired members... Read more

Msgr. Edward J. Arsenault resigned as CEO of Saint Luke Institute on May 3, 2013.

Priest resigns from clergy treatment center amid allegations

May 8, 2013

Amid allegations of financial indiscretion and an “inappropriate adult relationship,” Monsignor Edward J. Arsenault has resigned as head of a... Read more

Fr. Emil J. Kapaun.

Heroic Korean War priest remembered by prison-mate

Apr 9, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

A fellow prisoner of war has fondly recalled the heroism of Father Emil Kapaun, a U.S. Army chaplain who died... Read more


No suspects yet in Tanzanian killing of Catholic priest

Feb 20, 2013

According to Paolo Taffuri, the coordinator of Radio Maria Africa, officials in Tanzania have not yet found those responsible for... Read more


Peruvian priests lauded for work with gang members, poor

Dec 5, 2012

Radio Programas del Peru, the largest radio network in the country, has chosen two priests to receive its annual award... Read more


Nuncio says Church needs holy priests more than ever

Nov 28, 2012

In a message to seminarians, the apostolic nuncio to Argentina said that in today's society the Catholic Church is in... Read more

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador received Fr. Roy Bourgeois, founder of Surveillance, in his office June 27, 2012 in Quito.

Vatican dismisses Maryknoll priest from order

Nov 19, 2012

The Vatican canonically dismissed Roy Bourgeois from the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers on Oct. 4, for disobedience and preaching against... Read more

Fr. Christiaan Kappes.

Indiana priest missing in Greece after warning family

Oct 5, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The family of Indiana priest Father Christiaan Kappes and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis are concerned about his apparent disappearance in... Read more

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo.

Priest who denied communion to lesbian no longer with DC archdiocese

Jul 11, 2012

The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. says it no longer employs a priest who became known for denying Holy Communion to... Read more