Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

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Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR (right) encounters protesters during the July 10 "Witness for Life" prayer procession in Brooklyn.

Recent target of NY pro-abortion protests speaks out

Jul 26, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

After pro-abortion protesters obstructed a July 10 pro-life rosary procession in Brooklyn, a priest leading the procession compared it to... Read more

Friar Benet’s Kitchen in Canning Town, East London, England.

‘It’s a beautiful thing’: Meet the friars feeding the hungry during the pandemic

Apr 9, 2021

In London, England, the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal are continuing to feed the hungry despite the challenges of the... Read more

Bishop-elect Robert J. Lombardo, CFR. Courtesy photo

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal co-founder among Chicago’s new auxiliary bishops

Sep 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Friday appointed three auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Chicago, including one of the founders of the religious... Read more

Brother Isaiah, CFR.

New York friar’s new album says life is a pilgrimage made 'poco a poco'

Oct 24, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Musical inspiration can come from unexpected places - like a Franciscan friar’s struggle to learn Spanish.  Read more

Fr. Andrew Apostoli.

Founding member of CFRs and EWTN host Fr. Andrew Apostoli dies at age 75

Dec 13, 2017

Franciscan friar and EWTN host Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, passed away on the morning of Dec. 13, his community has... Read more

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal granted pontifical recognition

Dec 9, 2016

Pope Francis has officially recognized the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal as a religious institute of pontifical right, the order... Read more

Photo courtesy of Br. Angelus Montgomery.

These twin friars are taking it to the streets - and your TV - to save souls

May 19, 2015

By Mary Farrow

It’s a good thing Brother Angelus wears glasses, otherwise it would be really hard to tell him apart from Brother... Read more