Deacon Seraphim Wirth, a Franciscan Brother of Peace, will be ordained to the priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.
Many people were surprised when Pope Francis told reporters flying with him from Panama Jan. 27 that he did not think optional celibacy for priests in the Latin-rite church was a good idea.
Unity and fidelity are indispensable cornerstones of Christian marriage, Pope Francis said.
A seminary is not typically known for its emphasis on physical activity and fitness, but many seminarians see it as an integral part of daily life.
Society already makes it hard enough for a young person to hear their call today; shouldn’t we as a church be doing all we can to make it easier?
For this year’s commemoration of National Vocation Awareness Week, the Vocation Office picked the theme, “The Priesthood: Offering Hope and Healing.”
Sgt. Louis DeSimone, a 22-year-old translator of Italian attached to the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Army experienced all the tragedies of WW II to become a priest and then bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Q. Is it true that men born out of wedlock cannot enter the priesthood? (Philadelphia) A. No, that is not true. But your question does reflect […]