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Mount Carmel Monastery Approved! Good News for the Monks and for the Church

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At an open public hearing before the Park County Board of Commissioners, the monks were given unanimous approval to proceed with ... continue reading


Monks Persecuted for Burying the Dead. Works of Mercy, Religious Freedom and Economic Liberty

Image of This March, the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors subpoenaed two members of the Saint Joseph Abbey - Abbot Justin Brown and Deacon Mark Coudrain.  If found guilty, the Abbot and Deacon will be subject to 180 days in jail and thousands of dollars in fines.

The State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors subpoenaed Abbot Justin Brown and Deacon Mark Coudrain.  If found guilty, ... continue reading


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Mount Carmel for America: Carmelite Monks, Messengers of New Springtime

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For many of our readers, the Monks of Mt Carmel are known for their absolutely wonderful "Mystic Monk Coffee", one of the ways they ... continue reading


Rays of Musical Light: Cloistered Nuns Share Record Label With Elton John

Image of It seems the cloistered, self-sufficient community of the Abbey of Our Lady of the Annunciation near Avignon, France, also sees the world through a Benedictine ray of light, and is about to diffuse a radiant love all over the world through the slow, soaring movements of their Gregorian chant.

"[O]ur music appeals to a wider audience, secular and non-secular. The words have a very profound meaning that is coming from the Sacred ... continue reading


Carmelite Nun, former Hindu, on Pope's call for Religious Freedom

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Sister Mary Joseph, a former Brahmin Hindu, since 1977 has lived in the cloistered Carmelite Convent in Mumbai. Here she comments to ... continue reading


Pro-life Hero, Protestant Minister to Catholic Priest: Fr. Paul Schenck, Prophetic Sign of Coming Full Communion

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I had the privilege of being part of Church history on Saturday, June 12, 2010. My friend of many years, former Protestant ... continue reading


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Cardinal Bertone: Priests as Prophets of a New World

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The cardinal spoke about the priesthood and celibacy Wednesday afternoon at the "Priests Today" conference, held at Paul VI Hall in ... continue reading


Pro-Life Hero, Catholic Convert, Deacon Paul Schenck, to be Ordained to the Priesthood

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'The pro-life movement drew me toward reunion with the Catholic Church... I saw that coherent moral theology, Christian unity and spiritual ... continue reading


Beautiful Feet: Beloved Priests Attacked By Demons in Broad Daylight

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While the demons of hell attempt to knock the feet out from under priests in Rockford, IL through attack, they persist in bringing the ... continue reading


Archbishop Timothy Dolan: 'God Is the Only Treasure People Desire to Find in a Priest'

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'Sometimes I wonder if we are being invited back to the Church of the Acts of the Apostles. Sometimes I wonder if we priests, bishops -- ... continue reading


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Looking for a few great teachers - Bishop Gorman High School

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Bishop Gorman High School in the Diocese of Tyler, Texas is looking for a few great faculty to join their team.  As of 3/14/22, the ... continue reading


What is the Difference Between a Deacon and a Priest? Watch

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What's the difference between a deacon and a priest? Why can't a deacon hear my confession and forgive sins? We asked Catholic Online's ... continue reading


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AP report reveals difficulties for priests - is it time for a change? Watch

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The Associated Press published an article detailing the challenges many priests face. It is time for a change in how the Church ... continue reading


In Rochester, moms' group prays for vocations to come from among their families Watch

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A newly-formed group of Catholic mothers in Rochester, New York has committed to praying regularly for the flourishing of vocations from ... continue reading


Write zero-tolerance into canon law says abuse survivor Watch

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Canon law should be re-written to institute a global zero-tolerance policy against priests who commit sexual abuse, a clerical abuse ... continue reading


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