EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bishop Farrell: ‘It Is the Age of the Laity’

August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 -- It is the age of the laity, marriage must be promoted, and life at all levels and ages must be protected, says Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, recently named by Pope Francis as president of the new Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life.

As Summer Ends in One Hemisphere and Begins in Another, a Look at Leisure

August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016 -- This is Bishop James Conley’s June 10 column in the Southern Nebraska Register, reprinted here with permission.

Pope Suggests a “Beautiful Prayer” for This Week

July 25, 2016

July 24, 2016 -- Pope Francis proposed today a beautiful prayer for this week: “Father, give me the Holy Spirit.”

Press Office Clarifies Cardinal’s Remarks About Priest Facing East During Mass

July 12, 2016

July 12, 2016 -- The Vatican press office on Monday released a clarification regarding media presentations of an address given July 5 in London by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship.

INTERVIEW: Priest Seeks for “Roads to Lead from Rome to Home”

July 3, 2016

July 3, 2016 -- When Pope Francis told the Church that he was going to call this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, an American priest began to think of ways in which he could live the Jubilee himself and then ways in which he could help other people to do so.

Forum: ‘“If They Persecuted Me, They Will Persecute You”

July 2, 2016

June 30, 2017 -- Below is a reflection of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, entitled “If They Persecuted Me, They Will Persecute You.” Published on June 29th, it is from Cardinal Wuerl’s blog:

Pope at Mass in Gyumri Suggests 3 Foundations to Build, or Rebuild, Our Lives

June 25, 2016

June 25, 2006 -- “What is the Lord asking us to build today in our lives, and even more importantly, upon what is he calling us to build our lives?”

INTERVIEW- Celibacy: a Blessing, Not a Burden

June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016 -- Why does the Church continue to require priests to practice celibacy? One simple answer is that it was the path Jesus himself chose to follow, says Father Gary Selin, assistant professor at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver.

Pope Says Christians Must Work Together to Answer Society’s Thirst for God

June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016 -- There is a “spiritual desertification” affecting many places today, Pope Francis says, and this living “as if God did not exist” means people are thirsting for God. Christian communities are meant to be a source of living water to quench this thirst.

‘Don’t Be Accountants of the Spirit,’ Pope Tells Priests

June 3, 2016

June 3, 2016 -- Priests are to forget themselves, and their timetables, and ask themselves constantly whether their hearts are directed toward the Lord.

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