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by Eileen Connelly, OSU There is much joy and a certain sense of peace that accompany following God’s will for us. This was how Karen Izor felt as she prepared to enter the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Aug. 22, along with 17 other young women

by Kary Ellen Barger Supporting seminarians for years to come: A gift established into an endowment will make that possible for several seminarians. A family from the northern part of the archdiocese, who wished to remain anonymous, established the fund. Their parents, prior to their passing, asked their children to

by Christopher Buschur Last semester began normally for seminarians with the usual routine of communal prayer, classes and social obligations. Even after spring break in March, life seemed normal. However, as the reality of pandemic began to set in, life evolved on a seemingly daily basis. I don’t think the

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Aug 6, 2020 / 03:04 am MT (CNA).- The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year – the highest number of incoming seminarians in nearly four decades. “Some great news to share: The Providence Diocese is welcoming 8 *new seminarians*

Rev. David Sunberg gives the homily for Rev. Craig Best First Mass of Thanksgiving. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Ars, France, Aug 4, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest. In contemplating the life of St.

Delhi Township, Ohio – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Tracy Kemme professed perpetual vows during a Communion service on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse (Delhi Township). Due to the current precautions, a small group was present with Sister

by Anna Wilgenbusch Jackson, Miss., Jul 12, 2020 / 03:53 am MT (CNA).- This Sunday, a Catholic priest will embark on a 320-mile, 5-day bike ride to recruit young men and women for the Church. Father Nick Adam had to be creative when he was assigned to be the director

CNA Staff, Jun 27, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- An Italian prisoner, sentenced to 30 years for murder, will make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience on Saturday, in the presence of his bishop. Luigi*, 40, wanted to be a priest when he was young, according to Avvenire, the

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 24, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Edmond Ilg, 62, has been a father since the birth of his son in 1986. But on June 21, he became a “father” in a whole new sense: Edmond was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese

LAFAYETTE, Tenn.— On June 26, three men will profess their Final Oath, becoming members of the Glenmary Home Missioners community for life. The following day all three will be ordained as transitional deacons by Bishop of Nashville, Tenn., J. Mark Spalding. Both the Final Oath Mass and Mass of Ordination