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Priesthood - Latest News
Sep 28, 2020 - 11:00 am .- After being brought into this world against the odds, losing his father at 8 years old, and surviving a battle with cancer, Father Adrian San Juan knew one thing for certain: that he would “rather be with the Lord.”
Sep 18, 2020 - 01:00 am .- Ten years ago, Paschal Uche greeted Pope Benedict XVI on behalf of young people in his country. Today, he is a Catholic priest.
Sep 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- New priest César Izquierdo knows God is calling him to serve the Catholic population of central Washington. And with his newly completed degree and an assignment from his bishop, he’s ready. All he needs is a visa.    
Sep 2, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Support groups for priests provide ongoing camaraderie and spiritual nourishment, and now that list of benefits can be expanded to include hurricane relief.
Aug 4, 2020 - 03:00 am .- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest.
Jul 12, 2020 - 03:53 am .- This Sunday, a Catholic priest will embark on a 320-mile, 5-day bike ride to recruit young men and women for the Church.
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.

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