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S+L BLOG: Year for Priests



Pope Benedict led priests in a consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The consecration occurred at the end of the concluding Mass for the Year for Priests, while the Holy Father knelt before an icon of our Blessed Mother. See the consecration below: CONSECRATION TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Immaculate ...read more
How can we fail to be moved when we recall that the gift of our priestly ministry flows directly from this heart?  How can we forget that we priests were consecrated to serve, humbly yet authoritatively, the common priesthood of the faithful?  Ours is an mission which is indispensable for the Church and for the ...read more
Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta delivered the first of three lectures for the Year of the Priest at the Baltimore Basilica this past Sunday.  The title of the first lecture was “Father-Brother-Friend; Bishop-Priest Relationships.”   See below for the full text: Archdiocese of Baltimore John Carroll Lecture Father, Brother, Friend: Bishop-Priest Relationships +Wilton D. Gregory, ...read more
Pope Benedict is encouraging priests to embrace new media and thus “give a soul” to the internet. The priest’s place in the digital world was the focus of his message for the 44th World Day of Communications, which was released this morning on the eve of the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint ...read more