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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


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


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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

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


Casting Their Nets: A Bishop, Priests and Seminarians Mix Basketball and Ministry

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When these players take the court for the Lord, it's a full court press.'Buckets with the Bishop' and 'DC Hood' Examples of Evangelization ... continue reading


Called to Freedom: Dominican Nuns Image the Church on Oprah Winfrey

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The sisters were everything beautiful and truthful that the Church has to offer: they were Christ to Oprah and to a world in need of its ... 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



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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


Global rosary for vocations happening now! Watch

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Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the ... continue reading


Prayer is the first part of missionary work Watch

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Every Christian is called to be a missionary through prayer, working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, who gives prayer efficacy, Pope ... continue reading


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