Priests, faithful

‘The Love of Tradition Brings People Together’

By Francis Lee, Crisis Magazine, May 28, 220 An interview with the Reverend Canon Matthew Talarico, Director of Vocations and Provincial Superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. Q: What led you to choose your priestly vocation in the Institute and your personal devotion... read more

Pope Francis opens path to beatification for the founder of the Knights of Columbus

By Gerard O’Connell, America Magazine, May 27, 2020 Pope Francis opened the way to the beatification of the Venerable Michael McGivney, an American diocesan priest and founder of the Knights of Columbus, by recognizing a miracle due to his intercession. Father McGivney was one of the 12 holy... read more

Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Belgian Brothers of Charity hospitals must drop Catholic identity over euthanasia

Catholic News Agency, May 4, 2020 The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has ordered 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium which belong to the Brothers of Charity to cease identifying as Catholic institutions after they allowed the euthanization of patients in 2017. The hospitals are... read more

Three more US bishops announce return of public Masses

Catholic News Agency, April 23, 2020 Three further Catholic dioceses have announced they will resume public celebration of Mass, subject to the requirements of public health orders and social distancing. “Public celebrations of the Sacraments are permitted as long as adequate spacing and... read more

WATCH: Police officer interrupts Mass, priest refuses to kick out 12 faithful

By Martin Burger, LifeSite News, April 21, 2020 'It wasn’t human to send them out,' the parish priest later explained. SONCINO, Italy, April 21, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Police interrupted a Mass celebrated with only 12 faithful present last Sunday in the northern Italian village of... read more

Pavone: With transfer pending, campaign work a matter of ‘conscience’

By Matt Hadro, Catholic News Agency, April 21 2020 Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he will serve in leadership positions in the 2020 campaign to reelect President Donald Trump. While the priest told CNA that concerns about his political and ecclesiastical... read more

8 Ways to Start Rolling Back Church Coronavirus Restrictions Now

By Msgr. Charles Pope, Natioal Catholic Register, April 17, 2020 It is time to hear the pleas of God’s good people. It is time to work courageously, creatively, prudently and pastorally to restore the sacraments to greater and greater numbers.We are more than four weeks into a disaster... read more

Vatican liturgy chief: COVID-19 victims have ‘inalienable right’ to sacraments

LifeSite News, April 14, 2020 ‘No one has the right to deprive a sick or dying person of the spiritual assistance of a priest. It is an absolute and inalienable right.’ A top Vatican cardinal stated that the coronavirus, “a microscopic virus, has brought this world to its knees,” a... read more

An Open Letter to the Priests of the Catholic Church

By George Weigel, The Catholic World Report, April 13, 2020 Dear Fathers, my brothers in Christ: On Easter Sunday evening, I received a text message from one of your number, a close friend whose message was short and to the point: “The strangest day of my life.” Those six words were... read more

Las Cruces bishop first in US to resume public Masses amid pandemic

By Ed Condon, Catholic News Agency, April 16, 2020 The Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lifted a diocesan ban on the public celebration of Mass, issued guidelines for distribution of Holy Communion, and told priests they may resume sacramental ministry if they follow state-ordered health... read more

HOW SHOULD I SPEND MY SUNDAYS WHEN PUBLIC MASSES ARE CANCELED?

By Father David Nix, Pilgrim Priest, March 14, 2020 Part I: Why the Cancelation of Masses due to COVID-19 is probably a good thing. (If Church history does not interest you, feel free to skip to Part II: How Should I Spend My Sunday when Public Masses Are Canceled?) Many bishops in the world... read more

Coming Out of the Closet