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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...

‘Be Jesus for others’: Bishop Malooly's homily at the ordination of...

The following is excerpted from the text of Bishop Malooly’s homily during the Ordination Mass of Father Jasper, May 20, at the Cathedral of...

An ordination journey nears its destination

Dialog Editor When Rich Jasper recently traced the course of his life that lead to the priesthood, he said, “As you can see, the Lord...

Priesthood is never a job, it’s a calling, a vocation

Dialog Editor Time was, young people could contemplate their future by thinking about a single job — blue collar, white collar or professional — and...

Viewpoint: Pray for those who answer the call

  Bishop Malooly and Father Norman P. Carroll, director of the Office of Priestly and Religious Vocations and pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, met with...

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