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Priesthood

Donatism and Pennsylvania: How an ancient controversy can help Catholics today

"Traditor" priests had to be dealt with centuries ago; the Church's understanding of what their sin had done and couldn't do is consolation even today.

“Drastic change” on celibacy teaching unlikely, says pope’s No. 2

Cardinal Parolin reflects that sometimes asking the question is more important than finding an answer

These vesting prayers before Mass remind priests of their unique vocation

And ask God for strength to remain faithful to their vows.

In the wake of abuse scandals, how does the Catholic Church screen future priests?

From discernment to ordination, vetting of seminarians is an ongoing process.

Wanna have fun and have faith? Have you met Fr. Christopher Ortega?

At the crossroads of religion and pop culture, this priest takes to heart being in but not of the world.

Ordained in the midst of scandal: How St. Mary of Egypt is getting me through

As a new priest, I remain hopeful—optimistic even—for the future of the Catholic Church in my lifetime.

What does it mean for a priest to be laicized?

When a man leaves the priesthood -- or gets kicked out -- this is what happens, and what doesn't happen

A letter to a priest: It’s an omission that I’ve never told you this

You made a little table where Christ and I could speak ...

Expert points to statistics to show there’s no causal effect between celibacy and abuse

Father Hans Zollner speaks to Australian paper about cases of abuse

Priest who struggled to wear his collar in public finds out why he needed to keep it on

Struggling with newly tarnished image of the priesthood, clerics find reasons for hope among the hurting.

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