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New Diocese of Memphis priest says deep prayer helped him sort...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Father Joseph Hastings, 33, was growing up, he had dreams like most young boys. He wanted to be a basketball...

Check out this young man’s really cool path to priesthood —...

Andy was my sister’s friend and I’d see him from time to time when I came home from college. Nice kid. But then one summer,...

New Zealand deacon participates in ordination of his son as bishop

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — In a first for New Zealand, a permanent deacon participated in the episcopal ordination Mass of his son. More than 3,000...

Pope Francis to new priests: Be merciful ministers of Christ

VATICAN CITY — The priesthood is not a "cultural association or a union," but a ministry of mercy anchored on Christ's mission to bring...

Update way priests are chosen, accompanied, pope tells new bishops

VATICAN CITY — The best way to help the Catholic Church, Pope Francis told new bishops, is not by pointing fingers and creating scapegoats,...

Living Our Faith: Cultural diversity in parishes

Catholics need to work together to form parish communities where every person, regardless of race, ethnicity or culture, has a place at the eucharistic...

New priests follow many paths to answering call to serve God’s...

  WASHINGTON — After almost 12 years as an Episcopal priest, Deacon Jonathan Erdman entered into full communion with the Catholic Church along with his...

‘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...

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