The Nuptial Mystery of Life in Christ as Revealed in Scripture and Liturgy

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“The Nuptial Mystery of Life in Christ as Revealed in Scripture and Liturgy” Lecture for Annual Meeting of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy Monastery of the Angeles, July 10, 2014 Presented by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone Introduction “Have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?” “Will you […]

Tomorrow’s Priests [Video]

On September 14, 2012, in Articles, by

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 12, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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 […]

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