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Oct 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted by the Vatican ahead of the 2020 World Mission Sunday. 
Sep 17, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis thanked sick and elderly priests for their quiet witness to the Gospel Thursday in a message that conveyed the sanctifying value of frailty and suffering. 
Sep 8, 2020 - 06:07 pm .- When Jimmy Macdonald found himself floundering in the waters of Lake George in New York next to his tipped kayak, he thought he might die.
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 27, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Catholic priests in England are struggling to make ends meet following a drop in income caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Aug 7, 2020 - 05:37 pm .- Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis, the Catholic bishops of Poland released a reflection on the priests and nuns who ministered to the needs of the Polish people during the historic event.
Aug 6, 2020 - 03:04 am .- The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year - the highest number of incoming seminarians in nearly four decades.
Jun 2, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis has given his apostolic blessing to a worldwide rosary relay for priests. 
Mar 19, 2020 - 08:30 am .- Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.
Dec 4, 2019 - 06:17 am .- Bishops and priests have a duty to guard and protect the Catholics entrusted to their care; and they need the faithful’s prayers for this task, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday.
Sep 18, 2019 - 04:34 pm .- Once a man is ordained a priest for the Catholic Church, he acts, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “in persona Christi capitis”: in the person of Christ the Head.
Sep 8, 2019 - 09:45 am .- In an address to priests, religious, and seminarians of Madagascar, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of maintaining a focus on praising God in order to find strength in times of hardship.
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 8, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of Japan’s highest honors for his promotion of judo in Africa.
Jun 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources are reporting.
May 20, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- A priest has been shot and killed by a suspected gang member in El Salvador, Vatican News reported Sunday. His funeral was held today in Sonzacate, El Salvador.
May 12, 2019 - 04:00 am .- This year, 481 men in the United States will kneel in cathedral churches and be ordained as Catholic priests for Jesus Christ.
Apr 18, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- Father James Schall, S.J., a longtime professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the author of numerous books and essays, died Holy Wednesday aged 91.
Mar 23, 2019 - 03:19 pm .- Father Claude Grou is out of the hospital and grateful for the groundswell of support he received after he was stabbed by an assailant while celebrating a televised Mass at St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal Friday morning.
Feb 20, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- A Vatican committee has unanimously voted to send the sainthood cause of Father Augustus Tolton, a former runaway slave and the first African American priest in the United States, to the next stage.

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