Saved from Abortion, Chilean Twin Brothers are Now Priests

CNA: Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood. “How can I not defend the God of life?” said Fr. Paulo Lizama. “This event strengthened my vocation and gave it a specific vitality, and therefore,…

Anglican Priest Finds Bracelet, Tries To Sell To Owners

How selfish and greedy: Maybe he thought the Lord said “finders keepers, losers weepers.” An Australian Anglican priest who found a $6,500 bracelet and tried to sell it back to the owners has been humbled — and perhaps will be defrocked. After media outcry and shaming from his archbishop boss, the Rev. Terry McAuliffe returned…

Priest Blesses New 787

In the Huffington Post: Boeing delivered LOT Polish Airlines’ first 787 Wednesday with a blessing from a Catholic priest from a largely Polish congregation in Seattle. Stanislaw Michalek who came to Washington from the Archdiocese of Poznan in Poland blessed the plane with holy water during the ceremony at Everett’s Paine Field. Poland’s LOT was…

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 are unpredictable and never ending, and their days involve an enormous amount of emotional investment…

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 flocking to it. Salvadori, the only priest at Thornhill’s St. Joseph the Worker parish, jokes…

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, in his Letter to the Hebrews, generally distinguishes our Savior from Aaron (showing that the…