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Clergy

 

The priest who rebelled against war

The Jesuit priest Daniel J. Berrigan died on Saturday, 30 April, at the age of 94. A poet and playwright, Fr Berrigan received great notoriety ...

Sustained by mercy

Jesus' merciful gaze sustains the priest in the daily effort of his mission. So it has been for Jorge Mario Bergoglio these past 60 years. ...

Behaviours to be corrected

“Over the last few years the weakening role of central authority, the vacancy of numerous episcopal sees, the lack of security and the perpetual state ...

A fraternal encounter

Pope Francis had lunch with seven Roman priests on Thursday, 28 March, after celebrating the Chrism Mass in the Vatican Basilica. The simple meeting took ...

A technological chaplaincy for the new evangelization

Hyper-technological, readily identifiable, constantly available, expert in ecumenical dialogue and trained to face all situations, even critical ones. This is the new profile of the ...

Young and educated priests in the United States

Young and with an active past of service in parish ministry: this is the picture of priests being ordained this year in the United States, ...

Priesthood in Light of the Eucharist

Many theologians endorse the view that one of the characteristics of Catholicism is its instinct to emphasize “both/and.” We confess Jesus both God and man; ...

To nourish the life of priests

In 1969, a little book by an anonymous author was donated to collaborators in the Secretariat of State. Mensis Eucharisticus, printed by the Vatican Typography ...

A bishop at 27 serving in factories and prisons

In keeping with tradition, the Holy Father sent a Letter in Latin to Cardinal Ján Chryzostom Korec, sj, for the 60th anniversary of his episcopal ...

The holiness of priests a sign of hope for the Church

The Holy Father spoke to the community of the Pontifical Ethiopian College in the Vatican on the holiness of priests as a sign of hope. ...

Resolved in faith and in doing good

On Monday, 20 December, in the Vatican’s Regia Hall, the Holy Father met with the College of Cardinals and with members of the Roman Curia ...

A priesthood of prayer and service  not of prestige or power

On Sunday morning, 20 June, the 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the Holy Father presided in St Peter's Basilica at Holy Mass, during which he ...

Un sacramento e una vita nuova  per fare spazio a Dio

Pubblichiamo il testo integrale del dialogo tra il Papa e i preti durante la veglia di preghiera svoltasi nella serata di giovedì 10 giugno, in ...

A sacrament and a new life to make room for God

On Thursday evening, 10 June, the Holy Father presided at a Prayer Vigil in St Peter's Square on the occasion of the International Meeting for ...

In priests the audacity  of a God close to us

On Friday, 11 June, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Holy Father presided at Mass in St Peter's Square for the conclusion ...

Priests: a gift for the Church and for the world

On Wednesday, 5 May, at the General Audience in St Peter's Square, the Holy Father mentioned briefly the highlight of his recent Pastoral Visit to ...

St Paul, Benedict and the gift of the Maltese

“From the dark cloud, shining crystal drops will rain down on you”. The wisdom of the Maltese people is an ancient wisdom, accustomed to finding ...

Only priests who ask forgiveness can teach others to do the same

On Thursday, 11 March, in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, the Holy Father spoke to the participants in the annual Course on the Internal Forum organized ...

The priest's mission to be the ‘bridge’ between God and the world

On Thursday, 18 February, in the Vatican's Hall of Blessings, the Holy Father met with the parish priests of the Diocese of Rome for a ...

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