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The Finger of God for Healing: Faith Healing Priest Draws Thousands

Image of Although in his 40th year of healing ministry, Fr. McAlear does not claim to have the gift of healing, only the gift of prayer:

One is inexorably drawn to the mysterious intensity of God's compassion and love in Fr. McAlear as his lips move in silent groanings and he ... continue reading


Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: Pentecost and the Ecclesial Movements

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Ecclesial movements are the providential response of the Holy Spirit to critical challenges of the new millennium, the divine finger ... continue reading


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Fatima: Pope to Bishops, Calls for New Missionary Vigor, Affirms Ecclesial Movements

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'I confess to you the pleasant surprise that I had in making contact with the movements and the new ecclesial communities. Watching them, I ... continue reading


Ecclesial Movements: SOLT, The Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity

Image of Fr Samuel Medley is a priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity who is the Director for the Institute of New Evangelization at Our Lady of Corpus Christi.

In the wake of the traumatic world events of the last century and the disintegration of relationships at all levels, it is the total love, ... continue reading


Fr. Owen A. McGrath, CSP: Star Athlete Who Gave His Life to the Priesthood

Image of We remember Fr. Owen McGrath, CSP in our prayers, along with all priests who have given their lives in service to Christ and his Church. We pray that many more men from all walks of life will follow in their footsteps.

While athletes accepting religious vocations continue to make headlines, it really is nothing new. Consider the life of this Paulist priest ... continue reading


Worldwide Increase in Number of Catholics. More Bishops, More Priests, More Deacons

Image of Referring to the number of Catholics, the vitality of Asia and Africa are confirmed, with about 148 candidates per million believers in Africa and 263 in Asia.

The Statistical Yearbook of the Church records that there are 1.166 billion Catholics on the planet with a growth rate slightly ahead of ... continue reading


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Ecclesial Movements Called Church's 'New Wine'

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Already in 1985, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger referred to movements as a "new generation in the Church." ROME (Zenit) - Young ecclesial ... continue reading


Pope Tells Priests throughout the World to 'Be the Voice of the Good Shepherd'

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'The priesthood is not chosen by anyone for himself. It is not a way of obtaining security in life or a social position. The priesthood is ... continue reading


Pope: St. Joseph, Model for Priests, all Christians

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To be a father means above all to be at the service of life and growth. Saint Joseph gave proof of great devotion. YAOUNDE (Catholic ... continue reading


They Do Not Speak for Me: These Catholic Sisters say 'No' to Health Care Bill

Image of The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, the second conference of Major Superiors of Women Religious in the United States, believes the Bishops´ position is the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.

'The Bishops´ position is the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.' WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – As the banter back and forth ... continue reading


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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



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


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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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