year for priests

Fr. Rutler on Priestly Scandals

April 6, 2010

As the abuse crisis in the Church continues to unfold, many people are asking themselves, "How could a priest commit such atrocities? "  Fr. George Rutler offers some insight: "Priests have a power not of their own, and priests who abandon the priesthood carry with them a volatile power they cannot shed.  A consecrated soul cannot […]

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Fr. Augustus Tolton, Candidate

March 3, 2010

News has come out today that the cause for canonization for Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first black priest in the United States, has been opened in Chicago. To celebrate the Year of the Priest we have been running monthly biographies of heroic priests who aren't saints and who could be considered contemporary. The biography of […]

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Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests by Pope Benedict XVI

June 19, 2009

Dear Brother Priests, On the forthcoming Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday 19 June 2009 – a day traditionally devoted to prayer for the sanctification of the clergy –, I have decided to inaugurate a “Year for Priests” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the “dies natalis” of John Mary Vianney, […]

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A Prayer for Priests as We Begin the Year For Priests

June 19, 2009

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the beginning of the Year of the Priest. The bishops of the U.S. have asked the faithful to pray this prayer throughout the jubilee year, and especially at Mass on Sunday: Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around […]

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Celebrate the Year For Priests with Aquinas and More

June 19, 2009

As the Year of the Priest begins we wanted to let you know that we have been collecting resources to help everyone celebrate this jubilee. First, we have created a special Year of the Priest section in our store that contains books, movies, articles and links to other resources. The links include sites like the […]

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Excuse Me, Aren't We ALL Members of the Priesthood?

June 10, 2009

Our apologetics article for this week takes a look at the Church teaching around the priesthood and examines why ideed you ARE a priest! Why the Church Needs Priests By: James Rutherford As the Jubilee Year of the Priest begins, Catholics all over the world are making plans to honor religious saints and heroes as […]

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Year of the Priest Updates from Aquinas and More

June 5, 2009

The jubilee Year of the Priest begins on June 19, as we have mentioned before. Are you ready? We recently added a couple new articles about the year. We hope you enjoy reading them: To read our introductory article on the Year of the Priest, go here. To read our article on the plenary indulgence […]

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Fr. Capodanno - Beloved Priest Killed on the Front Lines

June 2, 2009

This week we celebrate the heroic virtue of Navy Chaplain Vincent Capodanno. This "Grunt Padre" sacrificed his life attending to the spiritual needs of soldiers on the battlefield. Fr. Vincent Capodanno Priest of Heroic Virtue by Mike Davis .....This compassionate Marine chaplain never feared danger. When troops assembled for combat operations, he was with them. When […]

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Be In the Know. Impress Your Friends About the Year of the Priest.

May 19, 2009

In case you haven't heard, Pope Benedict XVI has declared that the next year, starting on the feast of St. John Vianney, will be "the Year of the Priest." Due to the important nature of the theme and the rather essential role that priests play in the continuation of the Catholic Church (the Mass, Confession, […]

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