Free to registered users. The Second Vatican Council prescribed the revision of the rite of baptism of adults and decreed that the catechumenate for adults, divided into several steps, should be restored. How can parish priests best get involved?
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. What do people expect of their priests in this climate? What are the things a priest does that are most important to the life of a parishioner? What are the things a priest could drop that would be accepted and understood by his people? On the other side of the coin, what roles does a priest never want to give up? What is he willing to give up?
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A riddle for priests: What looks like English? What sounds like English? And doesn't make any sense?
The answer: Chancerese, an arcane language spoken and written by inhabitants of chancery offices in the Americas.
The Letter to the Hebrews has a distinctive way of describing how God chose to redeem us: ''[I]t was fitting that [God] . . . in bringing many children to glory, should make the leader to their salvation perfect through suffering'' (Heb 2:10).
The repaired and renovated St. Anthony Cathedral basilica in Beaumont, Texas, should please those who favor older church structures and worship services as well as those who prefer current church buildings and liturgical celebrations.
A round-up of short articles of interest to ministers and parishes by William Belford.
Father Benedict Groeschel's reflections on Catholic/evangelical dialog.
Two of the most frequent questions we hear from the wives of men who are considering a diaconate vocation is, ''What is the role of the wife of a deacon? What is expected of me?''
Oftentimes a pastor would like to demonstrate his appreciation for the work of an employee in a monetary way. In general, such payments to employees represent taxable earnings subject to withholding.
Read the story of her journey from being a heavy drinker to the mother of one of the world's greatest saints.
Why wasn't the Assumption defined before 1950?
Priests today can become lonely, especially among those in isolated areas, living alone, with no paid staff to help, and very few people in their congregations.
When we call upon Mary as our own mother, her loving gaze upon each and all of us priests recognizes the distinctive configuration to Jesus, her beloved Son.
Background information on the Scripture readings for September 9, 2007.
Background information on the Scripture readings for September 2, 2007.
Background information on the Scripture readings for September 16, 2007.
Background information on the Scripture readings for September 30, 2007.
Msgr. Campion talks about sex abuse issues.
Summer reading selections that will make a difference in your life.
Background information on the Scripture readings for September 23, 2007.
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