Three men on Saturday, June 4 added the title of “Father” to their names, and learning their parishes parish assignments in the Diocese of Brooklyn. Their ordination ceremony was the first for Bishop Robert Brennan since he was installed late last year.
New lives as Catholic priests in the Diocese of Brooklyn await three men set to be ordained Saturday, June 4 at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph.
In this special annual supplement, The Tablet salutes priest-jubilarians – men who have been called by God to serve at His altar and are celebrating significant anniversaries of ordination this year.
The annual report of new priests commissioned by the U.S. bishops shows that among those who responded, a shrinking number are white, a sign of the “little-C” catholic nature of the Catholic Church.
Police in England have produced national guidelines to allow priests to give last rites to Catholics dying at crime scenes.
Thirteen priests from outside the United States ministering in the Diocese of Little Rock have had to stop working, and in some cases have had to return home, because of federal delays in processing immigration paperwork.
Although a severe drought in southern Angola has led to widespread hunger among more than 1 million people, the government has taken few measures to address it.
Ukrainian Father Iurii Stasiuk was appointed as rector of the Greek Catholic Church parish in Barcelona two weeks ago. Yet on Thursday, Feb. 24, soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, the young priest was on the first plane to Poland. After landing, he walked nine miles to Ukraine.
The requirement that most priests in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church be celibate has theological and spiritual foundations and not only practical motivations, said speakers at an international conference on priesthood.
The number of Catholics and of Catholic men and women who devote their lives to serving them continues to grow in Africa and Asia, Vatican statistics show, but pastoral ministry is still much more readily available to Catholics in Europe.