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Dear Newly Ordained Priests …

This appeared at Cincinnati.com this weekend — and is addressed to the men I spotlighted here.  From Ken Craycraft,  a professor of moral theology: To the newly-ordained priests of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati: Congratulations!  Upon your ordinations today – May 18 – you are the largest class of new priests in the archdiocese in 40 […]

Tweet of the Week — Maybe of the Year

This is wonderful, from Cassidy Stinson, the young man who calls himself the Happy Seminarian, and who is just days away from becoming a Happy Priest: 12 days to #OrdinationDay: If you wonder what impact families have on their child’s vocation, consider that when I served at Mass with my classmates this weekend, all three […]

One More Reason to Pray for Priests

In a word: workload. I spotted this story about the ordination of priests last weekend in Cincinnati. The good news: it’s the largest ordination class for the diocese in 40 years. But then there’s this: Most of the men have multiple assignments. This, of course, is becoming the norm in more and more places around […]

Hate: Pennsylvania Catholic Church Vandalized with Pro-Abortion Graffiti

Details:  As the abortion battle rages on across the United States, a church in Delaware County was targeted by vandals who tagged it with abortion rights graffiti and more Sunday. Heading into church for Sunday mass, parishioners at Notre Dame de Lourdes parish in Swarthmore were met with black spray paint that said, “You do […]

Is It a Scandal to Leave the Priesthood?

A few commenters on social media were upset and even angry over the news that Father Jonathan Morris has asked to leave the clerical state. I remarked that this is not, from all appearances and from the statement of Father Morris, scandalous — unlike some other high profile priests who have followed a similar path. […]

Need Something to Jump Start Your Week? Here.

Ladies and gentlemen, “The Circle of Life,” performed by different casts of “The Lion King” from around the world. “…It moves us all Through despair and hope Through faith and love…” Happy Monday. Enjoy.

Shaken by Scandal: ‘If This News Means You Have to Go, Then Leave Already’

A roundup of reaction to recent news from Dallas: Catholics across the area wrestled with sadness, disappointment and outright anger after last week’s raid on the Dallas diocese, which police say hasn’t fully cooperated with a sexual abuse investigation. The news was devastating to Becky Autrey, a 30-year member of North Dallas’ St. Rita Catholic Community who was already struggling with her feelings […]

Ordination Update: 9 New Deacons for Fall River

Ordination season is now in full swing! The press release:  Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will ordain nine men to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Fall River Diocese on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Fall River. The deacon candidates come […]

Ordination Update: 12 New Deacons for Lansing

It happened Saturday. Two of the men will go on to be ordained priests. Details, from the announcement on the diocesan website:  Please join us on Saturday, May 18, 2019  for the Deacon Ordination held at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, 955 Alton Rd., East Lansing, Michigan. The Most Reverend Bishop Earl Boyea will ordain twelve men from the […]

President Trump: ‘I’m Strongly Pro-life, With Three Exceptions…’

Details:  President Trump urged Republicans to stay “UNITED” on abortion in a series of tweets late Saturday night and wrote that he is “strongly Pro-Life, with the three exceptions – Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother.” The tweets come just days after Alabama passed the country’s most restrictive abortion law, which bans the […]