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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...

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