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Series on the Mass: Out of the eye of I

It was like being in the eye of a hurricane of grace. That was how I best remember my first Mass as a priest. Things...

Priests must be men of joy, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY — A priest must be able to see the people around him as his children, as brothers and sisters, and must be...

Knights of Columbus give thanks to priests who answered call: Bob...

This year the Diocese of Wilmington marks 150 years since its founding. All over the diocese, the Knights of Columbus honor and thank our...

Diocese of Wilmington welcomes largest group of seminarians in recent years

Prayers for vocations are being answered in the Diocese of Wilmington as one of the larger groups of men in recent years prepared to...

Eleven diocesan priests, one Franciscan celebrate milestones

60 years Father Bruce Byrolly, 84, was born in Waterbury, Conn., and attended Yale University in New Haven. He was ordained May 15, 1958, at...

‘Amazed, grateful and in awe’

Even after more than 40 years as a priest I find myself amazed and surprised in the ministry. The amazement comes from the types...

The priesthood: A ministry not my own

The most meaningful day of my priestly career began with a call from a former student. Her grandmother had been lying in bed at...

The sacrament of holy orders: At the service of communion

Over the course of 2,000 years, the church has canonized myriad bishops, priests and deacons. Certainly each of these men lived an exemplary life...

Living Our Faith: Sacrament Series — Holy Orders

The rite of ordination bestows on the new bishop, priest or deacon a special gift of the Holy Spirit, which enables him to exercise a...

‘Quo vadis?’ A ‘discerning’ question

  A Christian legend has it that St. Peter was encouraged to leave Rome during a persecution of Christians. But in doing so, he saw...

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