Priests

Thumbnail father stephen mcdermott surveys the landscape in afghanistan where he served for the last year earning the armys bronze star credit cpcom cna 4 25 16 A chat with the Philly priest who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan

After Mass at a typical parish, it’s fellowship over coffee and donuts. But for troops stationed in Afghanistan, after Mass it’s cigars smoked down...

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Thumbnail erwin mena courtesy of the los angeles police department cna 2 4 16 Bizarre details emerge as 'fake priest' gets busted in LA

For months, Erwin Mena donned vestments, called himself “Padre,” and convinced Southern California Catholics that he was a priest, police say.He...

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Thumbnail recording studio catholic news agency credit unsplash cna 71515 Byte-sized faith: Young priests launch new Catholic podcast

Podcasts are arguably the greatest comeback-kids of the internet. Once thought to be slowing fading into oblivion, the boom of smartphones and...

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Thumbnail priests celebrate mass at the cathedral of the immaculate conception in denver jan 17 2105 credit catholic charities jeffrey bruno cc by 20 cna 1 26 15 Catholic Church grows as Americas, Europe trail in priestly vocations

Vatican City, Apr 6, 2017 / 11:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- According to Vatican statistics released Thursday, the Church in the Americas lags behind...

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A Catholic CrossFit gym in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, is bringing a whole new meaning to redemptive suffering. Oversized white boards typical to...

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Thumbnail priest hands credit diego cervo shutterstock cna Facing large decline in priest numbers, an Irish diocese preps for change

Longford, Ireland, Mar 30, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In one Irish diocese, the number of active priests may halve in fewer than 15 years....

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Thumbnail priest collar cna 10 29 14 9 Florida diocese mourns loss of priest in apparent murder

A Florida priest who went missing last week has been lauded by his diocese as a humble and generous servant after his remains were found in Georgia...

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Thumbnail religious sisters  nuns los angeles Foreign nuns, priests embody historic opportunity for U.S. Church

If American Catholicism has an Achille’s heel, it’s sometimes an attenuated sense of how we fit into the rest of the Catholic world. A bit of basic...

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Thumbnail rosary credit mazur catholicchurchorguk cna us catholic news 11 6 12 Global Rosary Relay unites faithful in prayer for priests

Catholics throughout the world joined together on June 27 to ask for Mary’s intercession in a 24-hour rosary initiative for World Priest Day. “Be...

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Thumbnail father don woznicki new ethos Holy-wood: How one priest supports films that ‘promote truth, beauty and goodness’

The path to priesthood doesn’t often include stops on the sets of soap operas. But for Father Don Woznicki, a stint as a production assistant for...

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Thumbnail lit candle at the memorial for orlando at st patricks catholic church in rome alexeygotovskiy cna cna 6 16 16 Indigenous priest murdered in Mexico

Jesús María, Mexico, Mar 29, 2017 / 12:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Felipe Altamirano Carrillo, an indigenous priest who served in the Mexico's...

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Thumbnail money credit john harvey via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 8 7 15 Like money too much? It'll ruin your life, Pope Francis warns priests

Vatican City, Nov 18, 2016 / 12:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Friday had a question for priests: “Are you attached to money?” “The...

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Thumbnail mark wahlberg credit debby wong shutterstock cna Mark Wahlberg made a video about why he loves priests

Boston, Mass., Oct 5, 2016 / 12:07 pm (CNA).- In an online video, actor Mark Wahlberg said that he will be praying for vocations to the priesthood,...

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Thumbnail new monsignors adla2017 Message from Archbishop José H. Gomez: Papal honors announcement

Los Angeles, Calif., Apr 11, 2017 (Angelus News) - My dear brothers and sisters in Christ:  As I announced at the Chrism Mass last night, Our...

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Thumbnail ordination to the priesthood credit mazur cna world catholic news 5 21 12 Ordination stats show need for greater Latino representation

A survey of men to be ordained in the U.S. in 2014 shows a slightly younger ordination class, though the U.S. bishops still hope to increase the...

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Thumbnail monsignor john foley Parishioners, friends and family mourn the loss of Msgr. John Foley, beloved Irish priest

Msgr. John Foley — a man remembered for bringing laughter, compassion and good sense to those he served during more than half a century of ministry...

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Thumbnail pope francis on retreat at the casa divin maestro in ariccia march 4 2017 credit losservatore romano 2 cna Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

Vatican City, Mar 8, 2017 / 12:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the general audience in st peters square on march 15 2017 credit daniel ibanez 1 cna Pope Francis to visit graves of two 20th century Italian priests

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 11:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage June 20 to visit the graves of two 20th century Italian...

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