Tomorrow’s Priests [Video]

On September 14, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

Five “new men” studying at the American seminary in Rome talk about their vocation to the priesthood.

Catholic Action; Faithful Citizenship – Vol. 1, Part 2

On September 10, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

Deacon Joseph B. Gorini, Mechanicsburg PA Catholic Action; Faithful Citizenship – Volume 1, Part 2 The Catholic Church in the U.S. is obliged to help shape the moral character of American society. This is a requirement of our faith. It is not an option. This obligation is shared by each member of the Church according […]

Catholic Action; Faithful Citizenship – Vol. 1, Part 1

On August 22, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

Deacon Joseph B. Gorini, Mechanicsburg PA Catholic Action; Faithful Citizenship – Volume 1, Part 1 “Catholic Action” is the organized work of the laity that is performed under the direction or mandate of a bishop in the fields of dogma, morals, liturgy, education, and charity. In 1927 Pope Pius XI gave the term its classical […]

Unforgettable Images of the Priesthood

On June 18, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

  BY TOM HOOPES Another year, another celebrity priest ends his career in scandal. No doubt there are many cautionary lessons to learn from these sad stories about the spiritual dangers of fame and the need to always watch and pray. But I learned something else. It occurred to me that the images of the […]

Catholic Church op-ed is filled with falsehoods

On June 11, 2012, in Articles, Editorial, by CCC

Dr. James F. Drane wrote an offensive and illogical op-ed (“Today’s Vatican culture is still stuck in the past,” May 20 - link to article). As a bioethicist, he should restrict his pontificating to areas of medicine and its moral application. Pejorative slanders such as calling bishops “theologically unsophisticated” and naive do not prove his premise. […]

Hundreds of clergy unite to pray Rosary for world’s priests

On June 11, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

New York City, N.Y., Jun 9, 2012 / 07:26 am (CNA).- On June 15, as the Catholic Church celebrates both the Feast of the Sacred Heart and World Priest Day, over 500 priests and deacons will pray the Rosary at 60 shrines in 60 countries around the world. “At this time in history, we priests […]

The Typical “New Priest”

On May 24, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

The typical member of the ordination class of 2012 is a 31-year cradle Catholic who prayed the Rosary and took part in Eucharistic adoration before entering seminary, according to a survey of 304 of the 487 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted by […]

Traditional Catholicism Is Winning

On April 19, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

In his Holy Thursday homily at St. Peter’s Basilica on April 5, Pope Benedict XVI denounced calls from some Catholics for optional celibacy among priests and for women’s ordination. The pope said that “true renewal” comes only through the “joy of faith” and “radicalism of obedience.” And renewal is coming. After the 2002 scandal about […]

U.S. Seminary Confronts Abortion Mill Head-On Through Weekly Prayer Invasion

On April 19, 2012, in Articles, by CCC

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 12, 2012 ( – Seminarians from the only Pontifical College in the U.S. have an awe-inspiring approach for confronting abortion head-on. Dressed in full regalia of a black cassock, a traditional red sash, and armed with a rosary, the seminarians descend in a powerful show of force every Saturday on a local […]

Christ Alone Offers Hope Of Victory Over Death, Pope Says At Mass For Deceased Prelates

On November 3, 2011, in Articles, by CCC

On November 3, Pope Benedict XVI presided at an annual Mass for the bishops who have died in the past year, and remarked in his homily that only in Christ does the world find hope for triumph over death and evil. As we remember the deceased in prayer, the Pope said, “we are always surprised […]

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