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Fit for Ministry: Addressing the Crisis in Clergy Health

The Christian Century: Being a pastor is bad for your health. Pastors have little time for exercise. They often eat meals in the car or at potluck dinners not known for their fresh green salads. The demands on their time … Continue reading

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Now I Sell Jesus Christ…

Canadian priest’s unorthodox evangelization drawing people to the pews. Over at The Deacon’s Bench: Details, from the Catholic Register: A financial analyst turned priest, Fr. Mario Salvadori is marketing an unorthodox and unapologetic formula of evangelization — and youth are … Continue reading

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When was Jesus Ordained a Priest?

Via The New Theological Movement: No one takes this honor upon himself but only when called by God, just as Aaron was. In the same way, it was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest. While St. Paul, … Continue reading

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Three Priests Kidnapped in Eastern Congo

Kinshasa, Congo (AP) — Congolese civic leaders say that three Roman Catholic priests were kidnapped in eastern Congo. The three priests were taken captive from their monastery by about 10 gunmen on Saturday night. Omar Kavota, the Vice President of … Continue reading

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Riot Police Break Up Mass and Stomp on Eucharist

Knock the Priest down and stomp on the Eucharist: Cheju diocese has demanded an official apology after about 20 riot police disrupted a Mass yesterday on Jeju island. The police were clearing a path for a cement truck to enter the construction … Continue reading

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Why Does the New Testament Use the Word Presbyter or Elder for Priests?

Dr Taylor Marshall: Protestants often note that the NT usually refers to clergy as “presbyteroi” which means “elders,” and not as priests. Why does the New Testament use the word Presbyter or Elder for Priests? One confusion centers on the … Continue reading

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Priest Deported from Zambia over Homily

Cath News: Zambian authorities have deported a Rwandese Catholic priest after he was detained for two days and questioned for preaching about poverty and justice for the poor during a Mass, according to a Catholic News Service report on NCR … Continue reading

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Pray for Priests…

Thanks to Fr Christopher Phillips for this prayer posted today: …and not just generally, but pray specifically for particular priests by name. Here’s a brief prayer to help you: O Lord Jesus Christ, great High Priest and gracious Shepherd; bless thy … Continue reading

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Man Confesses Horrific Murder to Priest, Who Calls Police

In the Huffington Post: Jonathan Smith drove from Columbus, Ohio, to New York City with a burden on his conscience so heavy that he unloaded on the first Catholic priest he saw: “Someone is dead, and I feel really bad … Continue reading

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Married Man Forges Path to Catholic Priesthood

KEYC has the report: As the Pastor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waconia, Father Larry Blake says the weekly children’s mass is one of his favorites. “I thought to myself this is great to be able to do this with … Continue reading

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