Hope and the Priesthood

Hope is a special virtue, a gift from God, which allows the Christian to unite to Christ even distress or suffering. Although we cannot see God, we believe His presence, believe that He is guiding us which spurs us to remember the promise Christ made after His Resurrection: He will...

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Understanding the Depth of Priestly Celibacy

First, ‘Celibacy, as a personal option made for a higher good, even one completely on the natural level, can result in a fully mature and integrated personality’. Secondly, we must note how we view celibacy in the Church: the wrong disposition of the soul is ‘celibacy is imposed from outside...

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From Omaha, Nebraska

This summer, seminarians Steven Bertonazzi, John March, Christopher Myers and Carlo Santa Teresa are in Omaha, Nebraska, attending the Institute for Priestly Formation. Chris Myers offers the following reflection on their experience thus far: As we four reach our fourth week here in Nebraska, I have had a great chance...

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Our Guide and Model

This past Saturday, the Church celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three letter shepherd children. To these unassuming little shepherds, Mary, whose month we celebrate, asked them to be messengers of peace to a world that was ravaged with war, a world...

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Thanking God for the Gift of Life

April 25 has always been my favorite date of the year. Not because it is the latest date that Easter can be, nor because it is mentioned as the “perfect date” in the movie “Miss Congeniality” (“Its not too hot, not too cold; all you need is a light jacket”),...

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Why?

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” – John 15:16 I think one could make an...

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Talking Catholic

Talking Catholic co-hosts Pete Sanchez, reporter for the Catholic Star Herald, and Mike Walsh, Communications Director for the Diocese of Camden, interview Fr. Michael Romano and seminarian Stephen Robbins.

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