Topic: ordination

By TRENT BEATTIE | When Jerry Usher entered the pre-theology program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1989, he thought ordination to the Catholic priesthood was the only acceptable cu ... discuss

Vatican City, Aug 1, 2014 / 08:35 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to the head of the Jesuit General Curi ... discuss

Here is a reflection offered by Monsignor Vincent Foy, a priest of Toronto, at celebrations last month marking his 75th anniversary of ordination.  Below his reflection is the text of the messa ... discuss

Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Jul 29, 2014 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An apostolic visitation of Paraguay's Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordina ... discuss

Different Celebrations Crowning of Mary 60th Anniversary of Ordination (May 30) My own 8th Anniversary of Ordination (also on May 30) 1st Communion & Confirmation Legion of Mary’s Anniversary B ... discuss

On July 21, we commemorate St. Lawrence of Brindisi, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor of the Church.St. Lawrence was born at Brindisi, in the kingdom of Naples, Italy, on July 2 ... discuss

Writing about the age of John Milton, the British author A. N. Wilson once tried to explain to modern secular readers that there had once been a time when bishops of the Church of England were titanic ... discuss

Father West prays with the Black Madonna at the grave of Fr. Paul Marx, founder of HLI. The Black Madonna returned briefly to the Diocese of Winona for their Ministry Days which is an event for the co ... discuss

In 1978 I was a theological student in the Church of England preparing for ordination. Training with us men were women who were completing the same course. A few years earlier in the Episcopal Church ... discuss

Battlefield Mass: Korean WarWhen I saw For Greater Glory a couple of years ago, I was struck by the scenes showing the Cristeros at worship in their desert hideaways.  The priest at the alta ... discuss

12 July AD 1998 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

(31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Öland – 12 July 1998 in Gothenburg), was a Swedish Confessional Lutheran bishop and Christian novelist.Giertz embraced the faith while studying medicine at the Univer ... discuss

By JAMES KELLY | LONDON — In a sign of the current good relations between the Catholic Church and the Church of England, the meeting at the Vatican on June 16 between Pope Francis and ... discuss

4th Sunday after Pentecost, (July 6, 2014) St. John Lutheran Church, Reinbeck, Iowa Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn, STM (Luke 24:44–49, Romans 10:14–17) The Ordination of Rev. Troy W. Peperkorn TITLE: ... discuss

You need to spend 4 years of studying Philosophy and 4 years of studying Sacred Theology in order to receive the Sacrament of Holy Orders so you get to do this!If you look closely, one the priest ther ... discuss

Two short years ago, a couple of young men dedicated their entire lives to the service of Holy Mother Church, mothers and fathers offered their sons to the Holy Priesthood, among these was the young D ... discuss

Today, Friday, June 13, seven deacons of the SSPX will be ordained to the Priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ by Bishop Bernard Fellay at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota:  & ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannJune 13th is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua. With it being so close to Father's Day, my dad has been on my mind, so I thought I would re-post this popular post I wrote last year a ... discuss

Summer AD 325, Observed 12 June The Christian Church's First Ecumenical Council was convened in Nicaea (modern Isnuk, Turkey) in the early summer of AD 325 by the Roman Emperor Constantine. The emper ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priests ... discuss

Tomorrow there will be a Solemn Mass “in thanksgiving to God and in honour of the Very Reverend Monsignor Vincent Foy” to mark the 75th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Car ... discuss

Question: What is the reason for the difference in practice of churching boys, who are taken behind the altar, and the churching of girls, who are not?In Baptism, a person is united with Christ and Hi ... discuss

Claims of abortions demands by Catholics don’t give a balanced journalistic view on Vatican surveysToday’s reporting about Catholics asserting their right to self determination on Church d ... discuss

Question: "When is an icon an icon? Do all depictions of Christ, even heterodox ones, deserve respect by not throwing them in the trash? Do Church bulletins that have crosses or even icons on them nee ... discuss

Cardinal Gerhard Müller, "speaking rather bluntly," has some strong remarks for the LCWR leadership on the doctrinal assessment, on the honoring of Sr. Elizabeth Johnson, and on the LCWR's infatuatio ... discuss

Prayer: The Litany of St. JosephA lot of people like to point out that St. Joseph had original sin, because in how we think about the Holy Family he stands in somewhat sharp contrast to the sinless Ev ... discuss

This article by Sandro Magister has been making the rounds of Catholic social media.He starts off his article:During the first centuries the divorced and remarried were pardoned of their sins and give ... discuss

Q: I have been discerning my vocation, trying to determine whether or not I am called to be a priest. I happened to find a commentary on canon law in my school library… it says that a person is b ... discuss

I’m pretty excited to be visiting Rome for the first time as a Catholic priest. Not Rome for the first time, but the first time after my ordination in 2006. I have been invited to participate in ... discuss

Jared Sawyer Jr., a 16-year-old from Atlanta, Ga., who has been preaching for more than half of his life, was ordained as an associate minister at his Baptist church over the weekend and among support ... discuss

On 15 January, Bishop Lazarus You Heung-sik will preside over the ordination of new priests in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to Korea. "We thank the Lord for these fruits because our Church nee ... discuss

Pope Francis was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ 44 years ago yesterday. This is a prayer he penned shortly before his ordination. Original PostingRead more →The post Begoglio’s Pre-Ordi ... discuss

Michael Farris is the Chancellor of Patrick Henry College and the founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association. He has offered an amazing analysis of the ratification -- let me call it what th ... discuss

I have done several posts about Michael Voris and how I feel he has crossed the line. I find him to be more and more dangerous to the Catholic faithful. I know that is a very heavy accusation, but I ... discuss

The highest court in the United Methodist Church has ruled that a Texas bishop must deliver a ruling on the eligibility of a lesbian candidate for ordination. Original PostingRead more →The post ... discuss

Once again, Sunday Mass featured a visiting priest who evidently thinks it's All About Him. Today's narcissism took the form of constantly interrupting the Mass -- even the Canon -- in order to insert ... discuss

30 September AD 420 Saint Jerome (Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus), translator of Holy Scripture, was born in a little Dalmatian village on the Adriatic Sea around the year AD 345. Although he came fr ... discuss

The saint of the day for September 25 is St. Vincent Strambi, Passionist priest and bishop.Vincent Strambi was born in Civitavecchia, the port city of Rome on January 1, 1745, the only child of the ph ... discuss

by Patrick B. Craine MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican has excommunicated a Melbourne priest who backed same-sex “marriage” and set up a rebel group for ... discuss

Except he didn't say it in such a provocative manner. That's the only difference: “We should not allow our faith to be drained by too many discussions of multiple, minor details, but rather, shoul ... discuss

Total hat tip to Rob Olson (there are some who call him, "Tim") for this:What are the oaths/vows you have taken in your life, and do you still consider them binding?A short list of mine:Baptismal (by ... discuss

One month after his episcopal ordination, Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop Nicolas Antiba of Bosra and Hauran, Syria, called upon President Barack Obama to "leave us alone." "I would ...… Read ... discuss

Today, September 17, is the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also been declared a Doctor of the Church an ... discuss

ALBANY -- Eleven of the country's 100 women who call themselves and work as Catholic priests will gather in Albany this weekend for the ordination of Mary Theresa Streck into the Association of R ... discuss

By Jean M. HeimannToday is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe, one of my favorite saints. A Conventual Franciscan, "St. Max" graciously assisted me during one of the most difficult times in my life ... discuss

Yesterday I met an old college friend for lunch. We had been in touch by e-mail, but we live in different cities and hadn't actually met face-to-face in a couple of years.We talked about some life cha ... discuss

Edward G. Robinson, playing Dathan, in the movie the Ten CommandmentsQuestion: "How does the Orthodox Church views the nature of Holy Orders when compared to the view of the Roman Catholic Church. The ... discuss

In "reporting" on Pope Francis' press conference on the plane returning from Brazil, one could almost hear Nicole Winfield's breathlessness:"The Francis Revolution is underway.... Francis has called o ... discuss

A mass ordination by Pope FrancisQuestion: "Why did our bishops declare the ordinations of a group of Western Rite clergy invalid because they were ordained in a single service? Why was this such a bi ... discuss

...he can't stand what the Church teaches. And he is 80 years old. Here is the full text of his letter. *** June 2013 TO : Family, Relatives, and Friends, Colleagues and Partners in Ministry, ... discuss

The face of an angel: Servant of God Augustine Tolton (1854-1897).He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.  Luke 1:52Augustine Tolton began life on a Missouri pla ... discuss

Pentecost 7, Proper 8c, 2013 (July 7) Holy Cross Lutheran Church Rev. Todd A. Peperkorn Luke 10:1–20 sermon 7-7-2013.mp3 /> TITLE: “Hearing the Word of Jesus” Grace to you and peace from God ... discuss

July 5 marks my 1st anniversary as Pastor of Precious Blood Parish. I am very grateful for a very happy year. Precious Blood is a wonderful community. On the weekend of July 6-7, we had an unusual cel ... discuss

Father Joseph SzklarskiOur revered, respected and loved Father Joseph Szklarski died last Saturday morning. One year ago on June 24, during the Mass for his fiftieth year as a priest, I said that if ... discuss

Dear St. Anthony Messenger Editor:I am utterly speechless. I could not wait to get this months copy (June 2013) of St. Anthony Messenger, fully expecting to see our newly elected Pope Francis on the c ... discuss

  Celebrated Divine Marcy Sunday, 19th anniversary of prayer group, and my Chinese birthday @ family home on April 7   Baptism on April 13 Fundraising event for parish school @ Cloverda ... discuss

Fr. Scott Carroll, probably as a seminarian.  Source.The Holy Mass and the Sacrifice of Calvary are one and the same.  At Mass, we are really at the foot of the Cross.  What the priest ... discuss

Toledo, Ohio, May 10, 2013 / 04:22 pm (CNA).- Father Scott R. Carroll, ordained a priest of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, on May 8, died of cancer two days later, May 10, after battling the disease for ... discuss

Abp. Fulton J. Sheen and his Life Is Worth Living blackboard. One of the eminently quotable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen’s most well-known dicta is this: “There are not a hundred people in Ameri ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to all of you. I’ve continued with my inspirational reading of Blessed John XXIII Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII and among its many beautiful j ... discuss

Watched the Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Stephen Jensen live last evening (April 2) @ Salt & Light. http://saltandlighttv.org/ordination/ My first Sacred Triduum & Easter as Pastor of Precious Bl ... discuss

Nope, no religious bigotry here in the Land of Tolerance! My last post, on gender differences, drew attention from an unexpected source. I mentioned that SisterLisa, the author of a condescend ... discuss

Back in November, Deacon Greg Kandra reprinted a list that was making the rounds of “10 reasons why men shouldn’t be ordained”. In essence, it’s a list of stereotypes flipped against men ra ... discuss

Fox News offered its unique perspective on the coming conclave, with a report entitled “What kind of new pope would America’s Catholics like to see?” I don’t know about you, but I’d be mo ... discuss

Women in the priesthood comments are found throughout the media, voiced largely by outsiders to the Catholic Church, either non-Catholics or those who have willingly distanced themselves from the Chur ... discuss

The German bishops discuss at their spring conference about how they can support greater participation of women in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Walter Kasper calls for a new diaconal ministry, women ... discuss

After all they didn't listen to his predecessor, Bishop Charles Helmsing in 1968 when he issued a condemnation & told them to stop using Catholic in their title.But that isn't stopping Bishop Robert F ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for December 23 is St. Thorlak Thorhallsson. The Scandinavian island nation of Iceland celebrates its national patron, St. Thorlak Thorhallsson, on Dec. 23. Although Iceland's nat ... discuss

St. Rose of Lima prayer vigil for victims of chootingThe other day, I blogged about the Newtown, CT parish mourning for so many of the little children killed in the school massacre. I included a lette ... discuss

And we should not think we are immune from such problems From the Catholic Herald (UK) By Francis Phillips Whatever a Catholic’s views on the matter, it has been a sad spectacle watchi ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for November 26 is St. John Berchmans.This young saint of the Society of Jesus was born in Flanders, the oldest of five children. He grew up in an atmosphere of political turmoil ... discuss

Squeezing Harder Than That - This is some very good writing from Douglas Wilson. “Now I can understand a vote against women bishops as a preliminary move to try to undo the ordination of women p ... discuss

You kind of knew this was coming. I remembered when he attended that invalid ordination, and thought this was going to happen eventually.Catholic News | Maryknoller Dismissed from Priesthood | America ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to All of you. Do you remember this post from almost four years ago?  Folks, this is from the Catholic News Agency: In exclusive comments made to CNA, the official ca ... discuss

TODAY: Conflict between Hamas and Israel intensifies / Monarchy out of step in the modern world / Mail order ordination in a secular age / The Twinkie goes the way of the Studebaker — extinct. I ... discuss

SACRAMENTALS 1667 \"Holy Mother Church has, moreover, instituted sacramentals. These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments. They signify effects, particularly of a spiritual n ... discuss

Philipp Nicolai: 26 October AD 1608 Nicolai was born in Waldeck, Germany 10 August 1556, the son of a Lutheran pastor. He entered the University of Erfurt and in 1576 he went to Wittenberg. For four y ... discuss

CONCERNING THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN TO THE DIACONATEIMAGE: Christ appears to deaconesses of the early Church; Saints Triphena, Phoebe and Tabitha.In 1976, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of th ... discuss

This blog post is so damn funny. I have to post the whole thing in its entirety. I’ve highlighted the hilarious parts.   Needless to say, this is my kind of Ecumenism.  To give you a little ... discuss

From the Catholic Herald (UK) Members of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart pray in their motherhouse chapel in Fushun, China (Photo: CNS) Priests and nuns in the Shanghai diocese have been fo ... discuss

Vatican City, Oct 4, 2012 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Thirty-three new deacons from Rome’s North American College were ordained Oct. 4 at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, bringing both ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional prie ... discuss

Today, September 17, is the memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine, Italian cardinal and theologian. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also been declared a Doctor of the Chur ... discuss

Brothers and sisters: Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. We’ve discussed so far the common Tradition the Catholic and the Orthodox Church hold in common, as well as their common “apos ... discuss

  Brothers and Sisters: Peace be with you. I now continue this thread on Twelve Similarities Between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches by focusing on apostolic succession per sé, a belief h ... discuss

Consecrated Bishop of Rome on 3 September AD 590Living at a time when political and religious leadership in Europe often depended upon force of arms or strength of will more than the rule of law, Greg ... discuss

As any Doctor Who fan knows, tonite marks the start of the 7th Series of the show since it returned to the air in 2005. While there have been 14 episodes announced, not all the details have come ou ... discuss

Beaver Island is the largest (55.8 square miles) of a fourteen-island archipelago, located just west of the northern tip of Michigan's lower peninsula, and just 32 miles by ferry or "puddle jumper" fr ... discuss

Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine (November 13, 354 – August 28, 430) was one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity, there considered to ... discuss

photosourceToday is the feastday of Saint Monica, mother of Saint Augustine, whose tomb I meant to visit on my last trip to Rome, but got sidetracked, because I am an idiot. As the mother of two youn ... discuss

During an ordination Mass for two priests and a deacon on Aug. 18, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela urged priests to value and protect the gift of celibacy given by Christ. “It is e ... discuss

Caracas, Venezuela, Aug 21, 2012 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- During an ordination Mass for two priests and a deacon on Aug. 18, Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela urged priests to valu ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for August 21 is St. Pius X.The future Pope-Saint of the twentieth century was born at Riese in Venetia on June 2, 1835, his name, Joseph Sarto. After ordination at the age of twe ... discuss

Bishop David Bell, 41, is head of the Society of Pope Leo XIII, which upholds the pre-Vatican II teachings of the Church, particularly the older form of the Tridentine Mass. The society claims to ... discuss

What a legacy she has left...the March for Life gets bigger each year.Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life, and a tireless pro-life advocate for decades, has passed away.“Nellie Gray and the M ... discuss

When you finish reading this story, please leave a comment and tell us your favorite March for Life story or memory. Left: Fr. Frank Pavone and Nelile Gray at the 2012 March for Life Miss Nellie Gray ... discuss

St. Maximilian Kolbe was born in Russian - occupied Poland on January 7, 1894. His baptismal name was Raymond and he was the second of three sons born to two lay Franciscans in a poor, but pious famil ... discuss

Left: Fr. Frank Pavone and Nelile Gray at the 2012 March for Life Miss Nellie Gray, Founder of the March for Life, has died. “Nellie Gray and the March for Life had a most profound effect on my lif ... discuss

                   Left: Fr. Frank Pavone and Nelile Gray at the 2012 March for Life   Miss Nellie Gray, Founder of the March for Life, has died. “Nellie Gray and the March fo ... discuss

I couldn't agree with the good Cardinal more  :) If they want to oppose Catholic teachings, they shouldn't be in the Church.A senior Vatican prelate has fired a fresh salvo in the Vatican’s eff ... discuss

Papal Greeting to the 130th Supreme Convention            Dear Mr. Anderson,His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was pleased to learn that from 7 to 9 ... discuss

Commends Knights of Columbus for defending the rights of all religious believers.   "We have a little surprise for you, Mr. President, but you can't open it until November."   On Tue ... discuss

From the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, Anglican Church in North America: Polish National Catholic Church and Anglican Church in North America Dialogue Meeting The inaugural meeting of the Polish N ... discuss

You become the 1st Bishop of the newly formed diocese of Dubuque.No this is not a joke. The event took place while he was a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Lyon, France. Because he had trouble learn ... discuss

From the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, Anglican Church in North America: Polish National Catholic Church and Anglican Church in North America Dialogue Meeting The inaugural meeting of the Polish N ... discuss

I'm working on the quarterly issue of the Les Femmes newsletter with a lead article on the latest protestant revolution in the Church. It occurred to me as I was researching and writing, that the here ... discuss

The above photo is in honor of Fr. Jean-Pierre Herman, who celebrated the 10am Solemn High Mass at Saint Francis de Sales Oratory in Saint Louis on the occasion of his 25th Anniversary to the P ... discuss

Longtime Patheos readers are familiar with Father Michael Duffy, although they may remember him best as Seminarian Michael Duffy, who shared with them his thoughts on the clerical collar as both yoke ... discuss

Blogging is funny. Sometimes you just happen upon a story that seems interesting to you that you'd like to share. This morning I was looking at my statcounter and found a large number of hits from peo ... discuss

Earlier this month, Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester reached mandatory retirement age and submitted his resignation. Thank God! Let's pray the Vatican accepts it quickly. During his 33 year tenure in ... discuss

Wow! Bishop Cordileone has been in my thoughts and prayers since he was sent to shepherd the Oakland pasture. But now he's been sent to the ecclesial and cultural front lines, both of which converge ... discuss

OTTAWA, Ontario, July 23, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic activists are urging a Vatican Cardinal to skip a controversial conference at Ottawa’s Saint Paul University this September that featur ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for July 24 is St. Sharbel (Charbel)Joseph Makhlouf was born in 1828 at Beqa-Kafra, Lebanon. His peasant family lived a strong faith, were attentive to the Divine Liturgy, and had ... discuss

Today is the optional memorial of St. Lawrence of Brindisi, the first Capuchin Franciscan to be honored as a Doctor. St. Lawrence was born at Brindisi, in the kingdom of Naples, Italy, on July 22 ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for July 21 is St. Lawrence of Brindisi.His name was Julius Caesar, and he was born at Brindisi in the kingdom of Naples in 1559. Educated in Venice at the College of St. Mark, he ... discuss

From AsiaNews.it By Bernardo Cervellera Bishop Ma Daqin, by refusing the imposition of hands from an excommunicated bishop and quitting the Patriotic Association, is upholding the very religio ... discuss

Holocaust-Leugnung - Neuer Strafbefehl gegen Bischof Williamson beantragt - Bayern - sueddeutsche.de Holocaust denier Richard Williamson was convicted of racial hatred - but for technical legal ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for July 18 is St. Camillus de Lellis.St. Camillus' mother was nearly sixty years old when he was born (1550). As a youth he gave himself to the sinful pleasures of this world. Hi ... discuss

Go, Sister, go! One of the running nuns keeps the pace in the 2011 Labor Day 5K.Sr. Mary Rose Reddy, founder of the Running Nuns, could run circles around the silly nuns on the bus who would never dir ... discuss

Sister Mary Rose Reddy: “We do not feel at all represented by the LCWR” We've avoided this story because it is so close to women religious we have known  -- heroically faithful sisters w ... discuss

Protest violations of doctrine, discipline and worship. From Episcopal News ServiceBy Mary Frances Schjonberg The Very Rev. John B. Burwell, deputy of South Carolina, stands up in the House ... discuss

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12 July AD 1988 Bo Harald Giertz was born 31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Borgholm, Öland (Kalmar), Sweden. He came from a prominent family and his father was a noted surgeon and head of one of Sweden ... discuss

(31 August 1905 in Räpplinge, Öland – 12 July 1998 in Gothenburg), was a Swedish Confessional Lutheran bishop and Christian novelist.Giertz embraced the faith while studying medicine at the Univer ... discuss

Lost Sheep. Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination. At the Episcopal G ... discuss

Continuing its divorce from Gospel values and descent to irrelevance, the Episcopal Church USA is on its way to permitting the ordination of your family dog. The Rev. Carla Robinson, a transgender ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for July 5 is St. Anthony Zaccaria.Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born of a noble family at Cremona in Lombardy, and even in childhood gave signs of his future sanctity. Very early he ... discuss

T  Bishop-designate Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville STEUBENVILLE, OH--Father Terence Henry, TOR, president of Franciscan University of Steubenville, joined many Church and Steubenville ... discuss

The other day I pointed out how Obama is doing all he can to undermine article 26 of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In the post I shared where the article says "P ... discuss

St. Vincent de Paul Church in Kansas City, MO joyfully celebrated the 25th priestly ordination anniversary of Fr. Francis Gallagher with a Solemn Mass and banquet in the parish hall on Sunday, June 24 ... discuss

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, July 15, 2012, a total of 8 new priests and 12 new deacons were ordained by Bishop Bernard Tissier de Mallerais at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Win ... discuss

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, in an exclusive interview, quizzed Cardinal William Levada of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about what would happen if the LCWR remains i ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 26 is St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer.St. Josemaría Escrivá was born in Barbastro, Spain, on January 9, 1902. He had five siblings: Carmen (1899-1957) and Santiago ... discuss

Bischof Kräutler unterstützt Pfarrer-Initiative - salzburg.ORF.at Bishop Kräutler supports Parish Priest Initiative The aims of the Parish Priest Initiative from lay preaching to the ordin ... discuss

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart when we think of how much Jesus was wounded by our sins. When I think of His suffering, I imagine that the worst came from betrayal by those who were his closest ... discuss

Ordinations to the priesthood of Our Lord Jesus Christ at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Winona, MN.  Please pray for these deacons to be ... discuss

The Bishops are being Played Like Cheap Fiddles"Withdrawing health insurance (like Franciscan University at Steubenville, Ohio), shutting down schools, closing adoption agencies, soup kitchens or ANYT ... discuss

Today is the memorial of my one of my favorite saints -- St. Anthony of Padua, a Doctor of the Church, a Franciscan priest known as the "Hammer of the Heretics", the "Wonder Worker", and the "Ark of t ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 13 is St. Anthony of Padua.Anthony is one of the most popular saints in the Church. He is the patron of lost things and numerous other causes. In Brazil, he is considered ... discuss

Summer AD 325, Observed 12 June The Christian Church's First Ecumenical Council was convened in Nicaea (modern Isnuk, Turkey) in the early summer of AD 325 by the Roman Emperor Constantine. The empero ... discuss

Chances are that you have been sinned against by the church, that is the ecclesiastical institution.  If you haven't been wounded by the institutional church, I am sure that you are among many wh ... discuss

If you live out in the country you know what a nuisance ground hogs and moles can be. If you live anywhere in the south you know all about termites and watch out for signs your home might be infested. ... discuss

The Feast of Corpus Christi is 1 of those feasts that is celebrated on various dates in various countries. When the feast is a Holy Day of Obligation, it is celebrated on the Thursday after the feast ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 7 is St. Anthony Mary Gianelli.Anthony grew up in a poor but pious family in a small farming village near Genoa, Italy. The owner of his family farm paid for Anthony's se ... discuss

By Judie Brown, President, American Life League To obstinately deny an infallible teaching of the Catholic Church is an act of heresy. That being said, when it comes to contraception, a variety of st ... discuss

Evans Law of Inadequate Paranoia: "No matter how bad you think something is, when you look into it, it's always worse." -- M. Stanton Evans Allegation: OBAMA OPERATIVES WILL COMMIT " ... discuss

The Saint of the Day for June 4 is St. Francis Caracciolo.Born in Villa Santa Maria, Italy on October 13, 1563, Francis Caracciolo was given the name Ascanio at his baptism. His mother was a relative ... discuss

Son of Coemlog and Coemell, Leinster nobility. Baptized by Saint Cronan of Roscrea, and educated by Saint Petroc of Cornwall from age seven. Lived with monks from age 12. Studied for the priesthood in ... discuss

Calls assessment "unsubstantiated" and "the result of a flawed process that lacked transparency". Brethren, Peace and Good to you. Yesterday, the board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious ... discuss

Big sisters getting Frank ready for First Communion.Our May was simply overflowing with celebrations and blessings of all sorts. Here's a little glimpse. There are some missing spots too, like Fr. Car ... discuss

Recently the Church of England, the mother church of the world wide Anglican Communion, became the latest province to open ordination/consecration to the Episcopate to women.1 This decision was not wi ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priest ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you. Almost four years ago I finished my post, titled Why I left the Eastern Orthodox Church by saying: Now, there is more than this, but it is partly for these rea ... discuss

FREMDE FEDER · HANS KÜNG: Papst provoziert Ungehorsam | Südwest Presse Online On the alternative fringe as well as at the official Catholic Church Conference in Mannheim, there was a generall ... discuss

They're younger, three fourths were altar servers, most were cradle Catholics, and they carry a lot of educational debt. Check out the article and the survey report. And pray for vocations to the prie ... discuss

Typical new priest: 31-year-old cradle Catholic who comes from large family, prays Rosary : News Headlines - Catholic Culture The typical member of the ordinatio ... discuss

FROM THE PASTORMay 20, 2012by Fr. George W. RutlerThe great feasts of Christmas and Easter have their Advent and Lent for preparation, but there is little of the sort for Pentecost, which is celebrate ... discuss

A weekly column by Father George Rutler. The great feasts of Christmas and Easter have their Advent and Lent for preparation, but there is little of the sort for Pentecost, which is celebrated next ... discuss

DHS Whistleblower says Communists will stage riots as justification for martial law.  From Congressman Tom Tancredo ‘Reichstag’ event could involve false assassination attempt blamed on “w ... discuss

Cyril: AD 826-869 — Methodius: c. AD 815-885 Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius were missionaries to the Slavs. The brothers Constantine and Methodius came from a Greek family in Thessalonica. Youn ... discuss

It's madness time at Catholic colleges and universities around the country and many institutions have filled the graduation cup of celebration with hemlock served from their poisonous podiums. Let's t ... discuss

(329 - January 25, 389), also known as Saint Gregory the Theologian or Gregory Nazianzen, was a 4th century Christian bishop of Constantinople. Gregory is widely considered the most accomplished rheto ... discuss

The video below is so dishonest it's breathtaking and can only be seen as a shot across the bow of Vatican authority. Fr. James Martin is a prime example of the lying Jesuit of which, unhappily, there ... discuss

I love May! Not only because it's the month of Mary for whom I was named, but because it's also the month of First Communion and Ordination, two sacraments essential to the life of the faithful.  ... discuss

Do you ever wonder why the American Catholic Church has been so ineffective dealing with the assault on the Sanctity of Life? http://barnhardt.biz/On the Communist-Homosexualist Infiltration (1)  ... discuss

Didn't they come out awesome?  An Immaculate Heart of Mary & Sacred Heart of Jesus were shipped out today for a special order. A Polish folk doll in traditional costume (made from Courtney a ... discuss

Today’s Episcopal ordination in Changsha shows that Maoism and control over religion is stronger than ever, even though Bo Xilai was dismissed. Beijing’s Caesar-popery wants to decide candidates f ... discuss

Contact: Robyn Williams, WinePress Publishing, 360-802-9758, robyn@winepresspublishing.com ENUMCLAW, Wash., April 23, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Rev. Dr. Eugene Blair is concerned about people ... discuss

Among them St Martin, whose Feast falls today. A Catholic prayer book issued to US soldiers in 1944. If you wish to send it to anyone, especially in the military use this link. INTRODUCTION D ... discuss

Nicholas Tocco will become Fr. Nicholas Tocco next week when Bishop John Noonan administers the sacrament of ordination this Saturday.Tocco was born in New York and at the age of four his family move ... discuss

I believe the Catholic Church has turned a corner. These out-of-whack nuns have never been about faithfully upholding our faith, but about masquerading as Catholics while ignoring pro-life and famil ... discuss

The ordination took place this morning. In addition to the excommunicated bishop, there were five other bishops in communion with the pope. The faithful speak of "disrespect" to the newly ordained bis ... discuss

According to Life Site News and Rocco Palmo the Vatican's effort to gain control over renegade American sisters who deny Church doctrine and morality is not a result of the three year Apostolic V ... discuss

Read more of our conservative commentary at %%bloglink%%The Washington Post has the details… The Vatican has launched a crackdown on the umbrella group that represents most of America’s 55,000 ... discuss

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Citing "serious doctrinal problems which affect many in consecrated life," the Vatican announced a major reform of an association of women's religious congregations in the U.S. t ... discuss

The candidate, Fr Chen Gongao, has the Holy See's approval. He delayed his ordination ceremony until now to avoid the presence of unlawful bishops. The Vatican and the faithful have repeatedly slammed ... discuss

Back in 2008 the Vatican finally said "BASTA!!!!!!" to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) & their promotion of heresy over authentic Catholic teaching. Today, the  Vatican’s Co ... discuss

T by John Jalsevac WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has launched a 5 ... discuss

It's about time!  The Catholic Church definitely needs to clean house and get rid of these dissenters.Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has launched a 5-year refor ... discuss

So, let's talk about pastoral salaries.  Are they too high?  In the case of some prosperity teachers and mega-church pastors, that may be the case.  However, for this post we are not go ... discuss

In recent years, Pope Benedict XVI has emphasized the need to interpret the documents of the Second Vatican Council in light of the Church’s Tradition.   This emphasis has been necessary bec ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus Christ, Our Risen Lord.These news courtesy of Vatican Insider:Peter Paul Kaspar, chaplain of the Academy and the artists of Linz and one of the leaders ... discuss

Kirchen-Streit: Schüller will mit dem Papst reden « DiePresse.com Pope Benedict has asked questions, so he probably wanted to hear answers, says Helmut  Schüller, the chairman of the Par ... discuss

KATH.NET - Katholischer Nachrichtendienst KATH.NET exclusive: letter from Rome to the Austrian bishops about Parish Priest Initiative - bishops are asked to do something about the Parish Priest Ini ... discuss

"Because of our baptism and our confirmation, we all share in the royal priesthood of Jesus Christ. In these sacraments we are all anointed, that is, 'marked' with the sacred oils, which means that we ... discuss

by Ben Johnson SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Observers are asking why a Catholic university in Spokane would invite Archbishop Desmond Tutu to address its graduating class ... discuss

 I was just mentally planning the Christmas edition of Potpourri, including the Pope's closing of the year greeting to the curia, address to the Roman Rota when it turned out to be Holy Thursda ... discuss

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI Saint Peter's Basilica Holy Thursday, 5 April 2012 (Video)  Dear Brothers and Sisters, At this Holy Mass our thoughts go back to ... discuss

God love him. Fr. Richard Neuhaus was such a brilliant, holy man. He had such a unique, accessible and, just beautiful way of explaining our deepest held beliefs. In his book As I Lay Dying: Meditatio ... discuss

Brethren: Peace and Good to you in Christ Jesus. This, according to CatholicCulture.org and LifeSiteNews: Former US President Jimmy Carter has disclosed that he had angry exchanges with Pope John ... discuss

Pope Benedict prepares to hear confessions. The Sacrament of Reconciliation really gets us on the right track especially if we are in a state of serious sin. Saying we are sorry to God is saying that ... discuss

In recent news, Catholics may have seen that the Institute of Christ the King encourages concelebration in the Novus Ordo with bishops (source).  In Msgr. Rifan's scandalous defense of concelebra ... discuss

…real Catholic educational resources.  Here’s a good place to start. Don’t let the bureaucrats do it. ‘Cause this is what you get: Fisher’s group plans on handing out pa ... discuss

History of Lector The Order of the Lector has been around since ancient times and this has served as an important function since the time of the Early Christians.  As explained in the Catholic ... discuss

Fewer priests ordained in the Archdiocese of Munich this year, I would bet. ... discuss

V for Victory blog has a spot on analysis of the Fr. Marcel Guarnizo/Barbara Johnson funeral flap. Two thumbs up. I particularly appreciate his response to canon lawyer Ed Peters. I respect Peters, bu ... discuss

Although Ember Days are no longer considered required in mainstream Roman Catholicism following Vatican II, they can - and should - still be observed by the Faithful. In fact, many Traditional priest ... discuss

I have to admit, sometimes I rue going to church on Ash Wednesday. More often than not because of my work schedule, I have to go to a parish not my own and end up with a defective homily. My own paris ... discuss

Everyone knew Helen Poulin, the widowed mother of three priests and a nun. For many years she served the Sisters of St. Joseph at their Grove Street convent as the house cook. I remember my grandmothe ... discuss

From The Christian PostBy Luiza Oleszczuk Mourners carry the coffin of slain Christian Fawzi Rahim, 76, during his funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31, ... discuss

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am ... discuss




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