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Jul 8, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Last month three men were ordained to the priesthood in a small city in southern Italy. Among them was Fr. Jerome Pascal Ombeni, a young man from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Jun 24, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986. But on June 21, he became a “father” in a whole new sense: Edmond was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, and he was vested by his son, Fr. Philip. 
Jun 12, 2020 - 12:02 am .- Peyton and Connor Plessala are brothers from Mobile, Alabama. They’re 18 months— one school grade— apart.
Jun 6, 2020 - 05:06 pm .- As restrictions meant to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus have forced churches to close or limit their activity in recent months, priests across the U.S. may be feeling “nonessential” as they struggle to support or even engage with their parish community, one psychologist said.
May 12, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- Cardinal Beniamino Stella, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy, sent a letter to all Catholic priests in Spain, offering encouragement amid the coronavirus pandemic.  
May 4, 2020 - 03:53 pm .- When he was just 15 years old, Fr. Geison Gerardo Ortiz Marín had to quit school and find a job to help support his family.
May 3, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis called on all Catholics to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life on Good Shepherd Sunday, the World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Feb 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Priests risk losing their ministry as pastors and teachers of the faith when they become “suffocated” by management problems, Pope Francis said Thursday.
Feb 15, 2020 - 04:00 am .- After the suicide of a Missouri priest last month, psychologists talked with CNA about the issues priests can face when they need help with caring for their mental heatlh.
Jan 28, 2020 - 09:31 pm .- Catholics in Missouri and across the country remembered Fr. Evan Harkins Tuesday as a good priest, and urged prayer for the repose of his soul.
Dec 9, 2019 - 07:24 am .- Priests should strive after a strong relationship with Christ, beginning in seminary, in order to be the guides in faith the de-Christianized society needs, Pope Francis said Monday.
Oct 15, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- A South American missionary to Angola who is participating in the Amazon Synod at the invitation of the pope has said the proposal to ordain as priests married men to solve the lack of evangelization in the Amazon is “illusory”.
Sep 29, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Saturday marking his 50th ordination anniversary.
Aug 4, 2019 - 03:28 am .- Pope Francis published a letter Sunday to encourage all priests to remain steadfast and prayerful during this time of purification after revelations of abuse by some priests, so that there may be a renewal of holiness in the priesthood.
Jul 26, 2019 - 11:38 am .- Philosophy does not teach its students the Bible. It does not teach one how to minister to a congregation. It does not teach one how to distribute the sacraments.
Jul 17, 2019 - 05:20 pm .- Father Carter Griffin of the Archdiocese of Washington, author of “Why Celibacy? Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest,” told CNA in an interview that celibacy has been intrinsically linked to the Catholic priesthood from the very beginning, when Jesus, who was himself celibate, ordained the apostles as the first priests.
Jul 3, 2019 - 03:21 am .- Dog walkers, bike riders, joggers, and Catholics priests hearing confession - most of these things you can find in any given park on any given summer day. But one of these things is not like the others.
Jun 27, 2019 - 01:19 pm .- The Global Rosary Relay aims to have 1 billion Hail Marys said for the sanctification of priests June 28, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Jun 17, 2019 - 10:25 am .- A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday.
May 28, 2019 - 06:44 pm .- May is ordination month in many dioceses, but the ordination of Fr. Michal Los, FDP, a member of the Orionine Fathers, was far from your typical ordination.

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