Category Archives: Year of Priests

Card. Hummes: Without prayer, priests die of starvation.

From CNA: Cardinal Hummes calls priests to strengthen ministry through prayer Vatican City, Dec 16, 2009 / 06:57 pm (CNA).- The prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, Cardinal Claudio Hummes, encouraged priests this week not to neglect prayer because … Continue reading

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Series of columns on ZENIT: The Priest in the Eucharistic Celebration

From ZENIT with my emphases and comments: The Priesthood and the Mass Theologian Notes the Priest’s Privileged Role By Father Mauro Gagliardi VATICAN CITY, NOV. 20, 2009 ( Benedict XVI proclaimed, as everyone knows, the Year for Priests (June 2009-June … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Prayer Crusade for Priests (Angelus Press)

I received from Angelus Press a small book I want to bring to your attention. This little book contains prayers in support of priests.  A very good thing to have during this Year for Priests. Inside you kind prayers and … Continue reading

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KC Bp. Finn – Priesthood Sunday in the Year For Priests

A reader alerted me to this from the upcoming edition of The Catholic Key: October 25: Priesthood Sunday in the Year For PriestsBy Most Rev. Robert W. FinnBishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph We have in our Diocese of … Continue reading

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Excellent conference for priests in Rome 4-8 January

There will be a very good conference in Rome for priests … for priests… just after the 1st of the year. It is pretty good timing, since that is often when priests take a little time off after the Christmas … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 92: Gregory the Great to bishops on preaching the hard stuff; Harvest Moon

In this audio project, St. Gregory the Great (+604) tells priests about the need to preach also the hard stuff. Bishops especially must not be afraid to preach the truth, or worry about human respect.  They have a duty to … Continue reading

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First THURSDAY of the month – plenary indulgence offered

Remember! In this year dedicated to priests and prayer for priests, Holy Church has provided lay people with a special plenary indulgence on first Thursdays of each month. For the faithful, a plenary indulgence can be obtained on the opening … Continue reading

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National Catholic Register thanks priests

On the very day the Year for Priests began, I was happily able to post about a nice thing that happened to me on an airplane. This now comes from the editors of the National Catholic Register with my emphases … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Closing of Year for Priests, June 11 or June 19?

From a priest reader: I’d like to point out a discrepancy, with the hopes that your wide outreach might bring about a clarification. The discrepancy concerns the closing date for the “Year for Priests”.  The Holy Father says [LINK] that … Continue reading

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Annus Sacerdotalis: a website

A website for the Year for Priests: Annus Sacerdotalis. This site is from the Holy See’s Congregation for Clergy.

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