Tag Archives: Catholic Priesthood

14 August – St. Maximilian Kolbe : priest, martyr, #HamRadio operator

Posted by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf: Today, 14 August, is the Vigil of the Assumption.  It is also the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest put to death at Auschwitz. St. Maximilian Kolbe, has a special relevance for Catholic media. … Continue reading

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St John Plessington, pray for us!

Stained glass window at St Werburgh’s church, Chester, commemorating St John Plessington. The inscription on the window reads: “Blessed John Plessington. Priest and Chaplain to Edward Massey, Esquire, of Puddington Hall in the Hundred of Wirral. He was martyred on … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Family From Spiritual Attacks

An assistant to an exorcist gives practical guidance, rooted in Church teaching, and says that ‘sacramental life offers tremendous protection’ for the entire family. By Patti Maguire Armstrong at the National Catholic Register: It’s not a job you will find advertised … Continue reading

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Near-Death Experience Paves Way to the Priesthood

Twenty-one years ago, Vincent Lafargue had a terrible motorcycle accident that would turn his whole existence upside down. By Solène Tadié at the National Catholic Register: Father Vincent Lafargue likes to celebrate Nov. 14th each year, as it marks the day of … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of a Super-Saint, St. John Vianney

If you care what people think of you, then you shouldn’t have become a Catholic. St. John Vianney was a Frenchman who lived during the time of the anti-Catholic French Revolution. He was drafted into Napoleon’s army, but eventually deserted … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Visitation and authentic Active Participation

From Fr. Z’s Blog: In the Kunsthistorisches Museum there is a canvas by Josef von Führich depicting the journey of Mary – in haste – over the hills to visit her cousin Elizabeth. This is the Gospel of today’s Mass in … Continue reading

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Survey Finds Catholic Priests Are Becoming More Orthodox

  By Ellie Gardey at The American Spectator: American Catholic priests ordained after 2010 are more likely to be theologically conservative and to affirm Church teaching on controversial moral issues than priests ordained in prior decades, a survey published this … Continue reading

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Wherein a priest alumnus of the North American College responds. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From Fr Z’s Blog: This is NOT a representation or subtle comment on the writer. Keep reading and you’ll get why there is a picture of a Horned Lizard here. From an alumnus of the North American College (US seminary … Continue reading

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A Message to Every Good Priest

From Padre Peregrino: Priests, now in 2021 is not the time for excuses, self-serving insularism or finagling excessive plans for the safety for one’s own priestly congregation or personal apostolate. Look, I like being in good standing too, but I … Continue reading

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Gratitude to God

Detroit, Mich., Jul 30, 2021 / 15:19 pm (CNA). Blessed Solanus Casey’s childhood was not easy. He contracted diphtheria that permanently damaged his voice. Casey’s family also struggled economically since he was one of sixteen children. Despite these struggles, Casey’s … Continue reading

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Saint John Vianney, pray for us!

This is a CP&S reblog with an added prayer for the feast of St John Vianney, patron saint of priests: To recover the sacred in our Liturgy, Pope Benedict XVI, in his Letter Proclaiming a Year for Priests of June … Continue reading

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