This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Priests, Religious, Vocations" Document Library as of 10/18/2013 sorted by library and title



LIBRARY - FILENAME - TITLE
AUTHOR
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1. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcant10lent1.htm - 1st Lenten Homily 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the first Lenten sermon Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, gave Friday, 5 March 2010, at the Vatican in the presence of Benedict XVI and the Curia. His theme was the priest as steward of the Mysteries of God. OLD NEW COVENANT SPIRIT AND LETTER GRACE CHARIS LAW LOVE PELAGIANISM AUGUSTINE COMMANDMENTS

2. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcantadvI09.htm - 1st Advent Sermon 2009
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the Advent reflection  delivered Friday by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa the preacher of the Pontifical Household for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled "Servants and Friends of Jesus Christ," and it concerned the priesthood as a continuation of the work of Christ. SERVANTS PRIESTS APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION TRUTH ALETHEIA CONTINUATORS MYSTERIES PERSON

3. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcantadvII09.htm - 2nd Advent Sermon, 2009
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

This is the Advent reflection delivered 11 December 2009 by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled "Ministers of the New Covenant of the Spirit," and it concerned the Holy Spirit as the "principle agent" of priestly ministry. ANOINTING HOLY ORDERS PRIESTHOOD CHRISMATION EPISCOPATE RES SACRAMENTI YEAR OF PRIESTS

4. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcant10lent2.htm - 2nd Lenten Homily 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the second Lenten sermon of Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Papal Household Preacher, delivered Friday, 12 March 2010, at the Vatican in the presence of Benedict XVI and the Curia. His theme was the newness of the priesthood of Christ. EUCHARIST OLD NEW COVENANT SACRIFICE BODY BLOOD HOLY SPIRIT

5. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcantadvIII09.htm - 3rd Advent Sermon, 2009
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the Advent reflection delivered, 18 December 2009, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher of the Pontifical Household, for Benedict XVI and members of the Roman Curia. The talk was titled "Mary, Mother and Model of the Priest." UNIVERSAL ROYAL PRIESTHOOD WORD SACRAMENTS DOCETISM FIAT GENOITO AMEN FAITH ANNUNCIATION

6. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcant10lent3.htm - 3rd Lenten Sermon 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the third Lenten sermon of Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, Papal Household Preacher, delivered Friday, 26 March 2010, at the Vatican in the presence of Benedict XVI and the Curia. His theme was the call to priests for conversion. JEREMIAH REPENTANCE FIDELITY LUKEWARMNESS TERESA OF AVILA

7. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zvocarecru.htm - 6 Effective Habits of Vocational Recruiting
ZENIT

Dioceses reporting successful rates of vocational recruitment have something in common, says the National Catholic Register. In a summary of reporter Tim Drake's article "Vocations Surge" in a recent issue, the Register compiled a list of "six habits of highly effective dioceses." EUCHARIST ADORATION SEMINARY FATHER FAMILY WORLD YOUTH DAY PRIESTS

8. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ZMARRIED.HTM - A Bishop's Experience with Married Priests
ZENIT

Bishop Virgil Bercea of Oradea Mare of the Rumanians comments on the experience of married priests in his country, especially during the communist persecution.

9. Priests, Religious, Vocations - HABITLIF.TXT - A Habit for Life
Mary Meehan

The life and work of Sisters for Life, a religious community devoted to pro-life work. This article appeared in the January 19, 1997 issue of Our Sunday Visitor.

10. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zlovegrace.htm - A Life Rich in Love and Grace
ZENIT

The life of the priest — despite the many challenges and difficulties — is above all a life that is rich in the grace of God and the love of those he ministers to, says Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous of Sydney. In this interview with ZENIT, the 60-year-old bishop, who served for seven years as rector of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, comments on various aspects of the priesthood, and includes details of his own vocation call. PARISH CLERICALIZATION LAICIZATION LAITY SECULARIZATION CALL

11. Priests, Religious, Vocations - DEACON1.TXT - A Quiz About Deacons
Kristen West McGuire

How much do you know about the permanent diaconate? This file contains a challenge to take a quiz about deacons and their role. The answers are provided. Taken from the May 14, 1995 issue of 'Catholic Twin Circle.' MCGUIRE DEACONS QUIZ ORDERS CLERGY

12. Priests, Religious, Vocations - znatcamp.htm - A U.S. National Campaign for Priestly Vocations
ZENIT

Father Edward Burns, the executive director for the Secretariat for Vocations and Priestly Formation at the U.S. bishops' conference, shared with ZENIT his perspective on a national vocational campaign to attract young men to the priesthood, called "Fishers of Men." The program is intended to renew and rejuvenate priests, since joyful priests attract men to the priesthood. PRESBYTERATE

13. Priests, Religious, Vocations - WORLD400.TXT - A World of 400,000
Andrea Tornielli

This file discusses the trend in ordinations and the data on those who abandon the call and those who want to come back after trying married life. Taken from the October 1995 issue of "30Days."

14. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PARKER.TXT - Abbot Ladilas K Parker, O. Praem
John Janaro

Fr. Parker is the founder of St. Michael's Abbey in Orange, CA. Father is a Norbertine priest, originally from Hungary who was forced to flee the Communists. This is Chapter 4 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. JANARO PARKER PRIEST COMMUNISM

15. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PARKER.ZIP - Abbot Ladilas K Parker, O. Praem
John Janaro

Fr. Parker is the founder of St. Michael's Abbey in Orange, CA. Father is a Norbertine priest, originally from Hungary who was forced to flee the Communists. This is Chapter 4 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. JANARO PARKER PRIEST COMMUNISM

16. Priests, Religious, Vocations - RUSSIA.TXT - About AID
Aid to the Catholic Church in Russia

Aid to the Catholic Church in Russia was established as a U.S. non-profit corporation on September 8, 1994 in the State of Virginia. 'The purpose of this corporation is to raise funds and receive donations for the development of the Roman Catholic Church in Russia. The corporation will effect this end by informing and speaking on behalf of the needs of the Church in Russia, whether to private organizations, groups, or individuals and/or

17. Priests, Religious, Vocations - RUSSIA.ZIP - About AID
Aid to the Catholic Church in Russia

Aid to the Catholic Church in Russia was established as a U.S. non-profit corporation on September 8, 1994 in the State of Virginia. 'The purpose of this corporation is to raise funds and receive donations for the development of the Roman Catholic Church in Russia. The corporation will effect this end by informing and speaking on behalf of the needs of the Church in Russia, whether to private organizations, groups, or individuals and/or

18. Priests, Religious, Vocations - IRL.TXT - About the Institute on Religious Life
IRL

The history, purpose, organization, membership, publications, meetings, awards, formation programs, summer schools for men and women religious, offices and contact information.

19. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpriestlylife.htm - Address on Priestly Life
Monsignor Fortunatus Nwachukwu

Here is the text of an address given by Monsignor Fortunatus Nwachukwu, head of protocol for the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at a theological convention on the theme "Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of the Priest," which took place 11-12 March 2010 at the Pontifical Lateran University. The Monsignor's address was on the challenge of celibacy, chastity, and virginity, for the priest of today. PAEDOPHILIA CONTINENCE REBIRTH FASTING ALTER CHRISTUS

20. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpiaform.htm - Archbishop Piacenza: Formation for Priests Is a Key Priority
ZENIT

For the prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, the profound spiritual renewal of priests is indispensable for the new evangelization. In an interview with ZENIT, Archbishop Piacenza acknowledged that one of his tasks will be to improve the formation of the clergy, especially in light of the ongoing sexual abuse crisis. ORDINATION ORDAINED MINISTRY EUCHARIST CELIBACY

21. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zinterces.htm - Archbishop Suppresses Intercessors of the Lamb
Karna Swanson

Karna Swanson of ZENIT reports on the suppression of the Intercessors of the Lamb by Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, Nebraska, for refusal by the lay board to accept the jurisdiction of the Church in implementing necessary reforms. CANONICAL VISITATION

22. Priests, Religious, Vocations - BELOVED.TXT - Beloved Disciples
Inside the Vatican Staff

Article about the rapidly expanding contemplative community called, the Brothers of Saint John. Taken from the April 1996 issue of "Inside the Vatican."

23. Priests, Religious, Vocations - piacb16cel.htm - Benedict XVI and Sacramentum Caritatis
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

A colloquium was recently held in Ars, France, on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. Here is a lecture the Cardinal gave on Benedict XVI. VIRGINITY BRIDE BRIDEGROOM EUCHARIST ORDINATION MASS PERSONA CHRISTI

24. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ORDJOHN.TXT - Blessed Gerard Tonque and His 'Everlasting Brotherhood': The Order of St. John
Fr. Gerard Tonque Lagleder O.S.B.

Based on Fr. Lagleder's theological dissertation, this work is about the foundation and spiritual roots of the Hospital Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

25. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ORDJOHN.ZIP - Blessed Gerard Tonque and His 'Everlasting Brotherhood': The Order of St. John
Fr. Gerard Tonque Lagleder O.S.B.

Based on Fr. Lagleder's theological dissertation, this work is about the foundation and spiritual roots of the Hospital Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

26. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ordextraord.htm - Both Ordinary and Extraordinary
Fr John Marsland

Fr Marsland, President of Ushaw College, Durham, UK, describes the work of a priest. Though an ordinary man, a priest is enabled by the sacrament of Holy Orders to perform an extraordinary work as a shepherd of his people. PASTOR LEADERSHIP GOVERNING

27. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zhumpriests.htm - Cardinal Hummes on the Church's Love for Priests
ZENIT

Priests need to know that the Church loves them and is proud of them, which is why Benedict XVI has called for a Year for Priests, June 2009 - June 2010. ZENIT spoke with the prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, about what this year is all about and why the Pope decided to convoke it. ST JOHN VIANNEY SECULARISM EUCHARIST RECONCILIATION PENANCE CULTURE VOCATIONS SEMINARIANS FORMATION ST PAUL

28. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpiacelib.htm - Cardinal Piacenza on Women Priests, Celibacy and the Power of Rome
ZENIT

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, spoke with ZENIT about what power in the Church really is and how women can offer their feminine genius to Church leadership. In part 2 of the interview, the Cardinal spoke on celibacy and increasing vocations to the priesthood. WOMEN'S ORDINATION HOLY ORDERS HIERARCHY COLLEGIALITY UNITY ECUMENISM FREEDOM

29. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CE_CAROR.HTM - Carmelite Order
Catholic Encyclopedia

An article on the Carmelite Order from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). CARMEL TERESA STOCK ELIAS ELIJAH ELISEUS ELISHA

30. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CE_CAROR.ZIP - Carmelite Order
Catholic Encyclopedia

An article on the Carmelite Order from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). CARMEL TERESA STOCK ELIAS ELIJAH ELISEUS ELISHA

31. Priests, Religious, Vocations - OCDAGED.TXT - Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm
Carmelites

This file provides the history, apostolate, spiritual life, formation, entrance requirements of this religious community. CARMELITE AGED INFIRM SISTERS

32. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CAMPUS.TXT - Catholicism on Campus
Rev.C. J. McCloskey

Excellent advice and suggestions for priests and others involved in campus ministry. Excerpted from an article published in The National Catholic Register, March 22, 1992. MCCLOSKEY COLLEGE CAMPUS MINISTRY

33. Priests, Religious, Vocations - HILDEBRA.HTM - Celibacy and Crisis of Faith, by Dietrich von Hildebrand
Fr Vincent Miceli, S.J.

In this book review from 1973, Fr Miceli echoes Dietrich von Hildebrand's observation that popular attacks on priestly celibacy are based on modern myths having nothing to do with Christianity, and betray a loss of faith in the supernatural character of the Church. REVELATION SECULARISM SACRED TRUTH UNITY IRENICISM VIRGINITY FREEDOM HUMANISM

34. Priests, Religious, Vocations - DEACON2.TXT - Changes in the Permanent Diaconate?
Kristen West McGuire

The second of a two part series on deacons and their role in the Church. This article provides some background and a glimpse at the future. Taken from the May 21, 1995 issue of 'Catholic Twin Circle.' MCGUIRE DEACONS ORDERS CLERGY

35. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpiac21c.htm - Clergy Congregation Leader on 21st-Century Priests
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

Here is an address given 3 October 2011 in Los Angeles by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, at a meeting with priests of the archdiocese. The Cardinal underlined the need for 21st century priests to stand apart from the world in order to address it. DACHAU MISSION CAMUS EGOISM

36. Priests, Religious, Vocations - COMPRIES.HTM - Commentary on the Holy Priesthood
Gino Concetti

An article recommending community life for diocesan priests, who have traditionally lived alone. Short of living in common, frequent visits between parishes would enable priests to eat together, pray the office together, compare views, and share problems. RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY LIFE LONELINESS

37. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CONFVOCA.TXT - Confession and Vocations
Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J.

'The sacrament of confession is closely related to priestly and religious vocations. It is not too much to say, in most cases, the sacrament of penance is a condition for recognizing, following, and remaining faithful to a vocation. How so?'

38. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zgypsypr.htm - Confessions of a Gypsy Priest
ZENIT

Neither slaps from his father, nor his friends' ridicule, nor discrimination by some of his fellow seminarians, nor serious cancer were able to stifle this young gypsy's vocation to the priesthood. Patricia Navas of ZENIT spoke with Father Muñoz Cortés about his spiritual journey. CELIBACY LOURDES DEATH

39. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FR91203.TXT - Consecrated Life in the Ecclesiology of Vatican II
Janusz A. Ihnatowicz, S.T.D.

In this Fr. Ihnatowicz demonstrates clearly how confusion concerning the significance of the profession of the evangelical counsels has led to an even greater confusion within the Church. He makes use of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council to show how the consecrated life is a special charism (in the Pauline sense) through which God calls and consecrates certain members of the faithful to a special form of life. This article was taken from the Spring 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason". In this Fr. Ihnatowicz demonstrates clearly how confusion concerning the significance of the profession of the evangelical counsels has led to an even greater confusion within the Church. He makes use of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council to show how the consecrated life is a special charism (in the Pauline sense) through which God calls and consecrates certain members of the faithful to a special form of life. This article was taken from the Spring 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

40. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FR91203.ZIP - Consecrated Life in the Ecclesiology of Vatican II
Janusz A. Ihnatowicz, S.T.D.

In this Fr. Ihnatowicz demonstrates clearly how confusion concerning the significance of the profession of the evangelical counsels has led to an even greater confusion within the Church. He makes use of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council to show how the consecrated life is a special charism (in the Pauline sense) through which God calls and consecrates certain members of the faithful to a special form of life. This article was taken from the Spring 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason". In this Fr. Ihnatowicz demonstrates clearly how confusion concerning the significance of the profession of the evangelical counsels has led to an even greater confusion within the Church. He makes use of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council to show how the consecrated life is a special charism (in the Pauline sense) through which God calls and consecrates certain members of the faithful to a special form of life. This article was taken from the Spring 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

41. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcuredars.htm - Curé d'Ars: Model Priest
Karna Swanson

The editor of ZENIT's English edition recalls the remarkable virtues of St. John Vianney, the patron of parish priests. He is remembered especially as saintly confessor, confessing as many as 80,000 penitents a year. CONFESSION FRENCH REVOLUTION

42. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ZDIOCFRA.HTM - Diocesan Priests Who Opt to Live in Fraternity
ZENIT

Diocesan priests in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) can choose to be part of a priestly community. The Companions of Christ has four houses in which diocesan priests and seminarians pray, eat and live together while serving nearby parishes and attending classes at St. Paul Seminary. Father Jeffrey Huard, moderator of the group and director of Campus Ministry at the University of St. Thomas, shared with ZENIT why these men are committed to serving as diocesan priests and supporting each other in fraternal charity. PUBLIC CLERICAL ASSOCIATION EVANGELICAL COUNSELS FRIENDSHIP VOCATIONS

43. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MYERS.TXT - Father Rawley Myers
John Janaro

Priest for almost 50 years, Father has served Catholics from the heartland to the Rockies. He also is the author of several books and contributor to periodical publications, including 'Homiletic & Pastoral Review.' Chapter 8 of Fishers of Men, published by Trinity Communications in 1986. JANARO MYERS PRIEST

44. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PFLFEARS.TXT - Fathers, Let's Face Our Fears About Abortion
Fr. Frank Pavone

This article written by Fr. Frank Pavone was taken from the Priests for Life newsletter, 1994, Volume 4. Fr. Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life, P.O. Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314, an association of Catholic priests who give special emphasis to promoting and defending the sanctity of human life. ABORTION PAVONE FEARS PRO-LIFE

45. Priests, Religious, Vocations - festpres.htm - Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

On 2 February 2010, at Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the day when candles are blessed, Fr Miguel spoke on the responsibility of all the baptized, but particularly those living the consecrated life, to present the light of Christ to the world. RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS MARY OBEDIENCE

46. Priests, Religious, Vocations - catsienapriests.htm - Finish Your Life on the Cross
Sr Gabriella Yi

Sr Gabriella Yi, of the Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia, Nashville, Tennessee, reflects on spiritual motherhood in St Catherine of Siena's letters to priests. Following Our Lady, who, at the cross, became Mother to St John, Catherine is an example of motherhood to priests, by her prayers, sacrifices, and admonitions. WOMEN GREGORY XI YEAR FOR PRIESTS

47. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ZWOMORD.HTM - Former Lutheran Pastor Debunks Women's Ordination
ZENIT

Jennifer Ferrara, a former Lutheran minister and recent convert to the Catholic Church, now opposes ordination of women to the priesthood. In this ZENIT interview, she ascribes her change of mind to Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, and shows the uniqueness of the Catholic Church in its emphasis on the feminine in God's plan for salvation. PROTESTANTS FATHER MOTHER

48. Priests, Religious, Vocations - 4THCENT.TXT - Four Centuries of Spousal Love for Christ
Carmelite Nuns

St. Joseph's Monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns on Via della Nocetta in Rome was the first Carmel of the Teresian reform to be established in the Eternal City. This year the sisters are commemorating the 400th anniversary of their foundation. Here is a brief reflection on the 400 year history of Rome's oldest Carmel, written originally in Italian by the nuns themselves.

49. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MCNEILL.TXT - Fr. Douglas McNeill
John Janaro

Fr. McNeill is a missionary to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. His parish, St. Bonaventure's covers the whole area around Thoreau, NM and is the poorest rural area in the nation. JANARO MCNEILL NAVOJO INDIANS NEW MEXICO PRIEST MISSIONARY

50. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MCNEILL.ZIP - Fr. Douglas McNeill
John Janaro

Fr. McNeill is a missionary to the Navajo Indians in New Mexico. His parish, St. Bonaventure's covers the whole area around Thoreau, NM and is the poorest rural area in the nation. JANARO MCNEILL NAVOJO INDIANS NEW MEXICO PRIEST MISSIONARY

51. Priests, Religious, Vocations - RUTLER.TXT - Fr. George W. Rutler
John Janaro

This file gives vignette of the life of Fr. Rutler, well-known writer and lecturer and weekly guest on EWTN. RUTLER JANARO PRIEST

52. Priests, Religious, Vocations - HARDON.TXT - Fr. John Hardon
John Janaro

Fr. Hardon is the author of 'The Catholic Catechism and numerous other books. He is a frequent speaker at conventions all over the country. He is also the host of the Prayer and Spirituality Forum and the Christ, Mary and the Church Forum on CRNET. This is Chapter 10 of 'Fishers of Men' by John Janaro. JANARO HARDON PRIEST FISHERS

53. Priests, Religious, Vocations - BAKER.TXT - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
John Janaro

A short biography of Fr. Baker, editor of the 'Homiletic and Pastoral Review.' This is Chapter 2 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. BAKER HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW PRIEST BIOGRAPHY

54. Priests, Religious, Vocations - BAKER.ZIP - Fr. Kenneth Baker, S.J.
John Janaro

A short biography of Fr. Baker, editor of the 'Homiletic and Pastoral Review.' This is Chapter 2 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. BAKER HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW PRIEST BIOGRAPHY

55. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FOX.TXT - Fr. Robert J. Fox
John Janaro

A short biography of Father Fox, who resides in Redfield, SD. Father promotes devotion to Our Lady of Fatima through his books, tapes and pilgrimages. This is Chapter 1 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. FOX PRIEST FATIMA

56. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FOX.ZIP - Fr. Robert J. Fox
John Janaro

A short biography of Father Fox, who resides in Redfield, SD. Father promotes devotion to Our Lady of Fatima through his books, tapes and pilgrimages. This is Chapter 1 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. FOX PRIEST FATIMA

57. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MOST.TXT - Fr. William G. Most
John Janaro

A biographical sketch of Fr. Most, host of the Divine Revelation Forum. This file is chapter 6 of 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. MOST PRIEST

58. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MOST.ZIP - Fr. William G. Most
John Janaro

A biographical sketch of Fr. Most, host of the Divine Revelation Forum. This file is chapter 6 of 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. MOST PRIEST

59. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FRANMISS.TXT - Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified
FMJC

A short explanation of the Franciscan Missionaries of Jesus Crucified, a secular institute. Primarily for the disabled of all kinds or for anyone willing or called to help people who suffer in any way. SECULAR INSTITUTE DISABLED FRANCISCAN VOCATION

60. Priests, Religious, Vocations - OFM-1223.TXT - Franciscan Rule of 1223
St. Francis

Rule of the Friars Minor. FRANCISCAN RULE ST. FRANCIS FRIARS MINOR

61. Priests, Religious, Vocations - prstspoljp2.htm - Full Time for a Different Life
Father Joaquín Alonso Pacheco

This is the text of an interview that Karol Wojtyła, then Metropolitan Archbishop of Krakow, granted the Spanish publication "Palabra" (n. 86 in October 1972). The future John Paul II answered questions on the priesthood — which had been the theme of the Synod of Bishops held the in the previous year — and on the situation of the Church in Poland. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE SENSUS FIDEI IDENTITY CRISIS PART-TIME PRIESTS HOLY ORDERS SPIRITUALITY MARXISM MAGISTERIUM SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA PERMISSIVENESS

62. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcant10gdfri.htm - Good Friday Homily 2010
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, O.F.M. Cap.

Here is the homily delivered on Good Friday, 2 April 2010, by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, at the celebration of the Lord's passion in St. Peter's Basilica. The liturgy was presided over by Benedict XVI. The preacher spoke of how Christ separated violence from religion by taking the violence upon Himself. SACRIFICE PRIESTHOOD VICTIM WOMEN CHILDREN HUSBAND JEWS ANTI-SEMITISM

63. Priests, Religious, Vocations - P12HHOUR.HTM - Holy Hour for Priests
Pope Pius XII

This Holy Hour was given in Latin in the Basilica of the Rosary at Lourdes, before an imposing assembly of priests, by Cardinal Pacelli, the Papal Legate for the solemn triduum for the jubilee of the Redemption. PIUS XII PRIESTS EUCHARIST

64. Priests, Religious, Vocations - HOLYORDR.TXT - Holy Orders
Francois Mauriac

Chapter Five of 'Holy Thursday: An Intimate Remembrance' by Francois Mauriac. MAURIAC HOLY ORDERS PRIESTHOOD

65. Priests, Religious, Vocations - rectromsem.htm - Interview with the Rector of the Roman Major Seminary
ZENIT

Prior to the Holy Father's Visit to the Major Seminary of Rome on Friday, 1 February 2008, Mons. Giovanni Tani, the Rector, granted an interview to L'Osservatore Romano Italian edition. This is a translation of the interview. SEMINARIANS FORMATION COMMUNITY PRAYER VOCATIONS PRIESTHOOD OUR LADY OF TRUST

66. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zcelibpsyc.htm - Is Priestly Celibacy Psychologically Dangerous?
ZENIT

Priestly celibacy is not psychologically dangerous, and in fact, sexual behavior based on "anything goes" is what is truly destructive to the personality. This is the affirmation made, in a ZENIT interview, by Dr. Aquilino Polaino Lorente, a physician and psychiatrist who teaches courses on psychopathology at the University of St. Paul in Madrid. SEXUALITY FATHER

67. Priests, Religious, Vocations - socjesus.htm - Jesuits and Jesuitesses
Giancarlo Rocca

Giancarlo Rocca, a member of the Society of St Paul, gives a survey of the history of women's religious institutes, not affiliated with the Society of Jesus, but based on its guidelines. EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES ST IGNATIUS ENGLISH LADIES MARY WARD

68. Priests, Religious, Vocations - piacjp2celib.htm - John Paul II and Pastores Dabo Vobis
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

At the beginning of 2011 a colloquium was held in Ars, France on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. This is his lecture on the teaching of Bl. John Paul II. MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD PROPHECY SEXUALITY THEOLOGY OF THE BODY FRATERNITY

69. Priests, Religious, Vocations - prstceliba.htm - John XXIII and the Encyclical Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

At the beginning of 2011, a colloquium was held in Ars, France, on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. The following is a lecture that the Cardinal gave on John XXIII. VIRGINITY CHASTITY CURÉ OF ARS JOHN VIANNEY EUCHARIST

70. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MILITIMM.TXT - Joining the Militia Immaculatae of St. Maximilian Koble
Knights of the Immaculata

The Militia Immaculatae, known In the USA. as the Knights of the Immaculata, seeks to captivate the masses for Jesus Christ and renew demoralized society through union with Mary Immaculate. Specifically they strive for: 1) the conversion of sinners and non-believers beginning with themselves; 2) the growth of all in holiness; 3) reparation for sin and building up the kingdom of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through consecration to Mary, and participation In the Mass, Holy Communion and Eucharistic Adoration.

71. Priests, Religious, Vocations - LEGOFCHR.TXT - Legionaries of Christ
LOC

This file provides a short description of the Legionaries and mentions Regnum Christi, the Legionaires lay branch.

72. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MANANA.TXT - Manana - Poor Clare Colletine Vocation Newsletter
Colletines

If you are tired of searching high and low for that one really valuable pearl, then 'Come,' with ALL your heart and ALL your soul and ALL your strength, - 'and see.'

73. Priests, Religious, Vocations - THURIAN.TXT - Marian Profile of Ministry Is Basis of Woman's Ecclesial Role
Fr Max Thurian

" To impose a male form of ministry on woman is to fail to respect her specific dignity. There are many ministries which would be far more consonant with woman's nature and talents." Taken from the March 24, 1993 issue of "L'Osservatore Romano".

74. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zmarpriests.htm - Married Priests Will Always Be an Exception
ZENIT

Married priests are an exception and the Church is increasingly convinced that they must remain so, according to a spiritual theology professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Father Laurent Touze explained the foundations of priestly celibacy at a two-day conference held early in March 2010 at Rome's Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. CONTINENCE EASTERN CATHOLIC CHURCH EPISCOPATE

75. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MASSOUT.TXT - Massed Out?' Never!
Fr. William Mendenhall

Father is currently the Spiritual Director of Mary, Queen of the Apostles Seminary, Moscow, Russia. We hear comments nowadays about how 'hard' the things are that the Church demands of modern Catholics - particularly in the days following the publication of documents like THE UNIVERSAL CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, SPLENDOR VERITATIS, and EVANGELIUM VITAE. This article ought to give us a bit of a pause.

76. Priests, Religious, Vocations - RELCOMM.HTM - Mens and Womens Religious Communities
Institute on Religious Life

Link page to the home of the Institute on Religious Life, founded to provide authentic renewal of religious life according to the mind of the Second Vatican Council, as interpreted by the Magisterium. VOWS EVANGELICAL COUNSELS FRANCISCANS POOR CLARES DOMINICANS CARMELITES BENEDICTINES PASSIONISTS LITTLE SISTERS

77. Priests, Religious, Vocations - SCHULER.TXT - Msgr. Richard J. Schuler
John Janaro

Msgr. Schuler is the pastor of St. Agnes parish in Minneapolis, MN and is the editor of 'Sacred Music.' This is Chapter 3 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. SCHULER SACRED MUSIC JANARO BIOGRAPHY PRIEST

78. Priests, Religious, Vocations - smith.htm - Msgr. William Smith
John Janaro

Msgr. Smith is Dean of St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY.and co-founder of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.This is Chapter 4 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. SMITH PRIEST ST JOSEPH'S SEMINARY

79. Priests, Religious, Vocations - SMITH.ZIP - Msgr. William Smith
John Janaro

Msgr. Smith is Dean of St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers, NY.and co-founder of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.This is Chapter 4 from the book 'Fishers of Men,' published in 1986 by Trinity Communications. SMITH PRIEST ST JOSEPH'S SEMINARY

80. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PFLTIMID.TXT - No Timid Spirit: The Priest and Pro-Life
Fr. Frank Pavone

In this article Fr. Frank Pavone explains the origin and the purpose of 'Priests for Life.' Fr. Pavone is the National Director of Priests for Life, P.O. Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314, an association of Catholic priests who give special emphasis to promoting and defending the sanctity of human life. PAVONE PRIESTS FOR LIFE ABORTION

81. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ZREMTRAN.HTM - On the Removal and Transfer of a Parish Priest
Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous, Sydney

Here is an address delivered 27 May 2005 by Auxiliary Bishop Julian Porteous, of Sydney, during the theologians videoconference on "Canon Law at the Service of Priests," organized by the Congregation for Clergy. It primarily concerns the relationship between a Bishop and his priests, his co-workers. PASTORAL MINISTRY PRESBYTERATE SCANDAL

82. Priests, Religious, Vocations - OPENHEAR.TXT - Open-Heart Surgery for the Church
Jean-Marie Guenois

This article by Jean-Marie Guenois appeared in the November 1994 issue of 'The Catholic World Report'. It gives an overview of the issues and interventions at the synod on religious life held during October, 1994. GUENOIS SYNOD RELIGIOUS LIFE FEMINISTS

83. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TRIGOPUS.HTM - Opus Dei
Fr John Trigilio

An explanation of Opus Dei as a spirituality of and for the laity, devised by Bl. Josemaria Escriva. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA PRELATURE APOSTOLATE HOLINESS

84. Priests, Religious, Vocations - znunsart.htm - Order of Nuns Using Art to Open Door to Faith
ZENIT

The Sisters of Divine Revelation, robed in a distinctive green habit, are dedicated primarily to catechesis, and embracing a vocation to bring man to faith through the eternal and profound beauty of art. ZENIT spoke with Mother Rebecca Nazzaro, the superior of the congregation. CORNACCHIOLA VIRGIN OF REVELATION EVANGELIZATION BIBLIA PAUPERUM ST PETER'S BASILICA IMAGE

85. Priests, Religious, Vocations - 15045D.TXT - Order of Trinitarians
Catholic Encyclopedia

A religious order of men founded in the 13th century whose original purpose was the redemption of captives. Founded by St. John of Math.

86. Priests, Religious, Vocations - COATARMS.TXT - Our Lady's Coat of Arms
Barbara E. Stevens

St. Peter Nolasco founded an order--the Mercedarians--devoted to Our Lady's mercy for prisoners. Their mission--the ransom of Christian slaves from the Moors. A brief survey. This article was taken from the December 15, 1996 issue of "Our Sunday Visitor."

87. Priests, Religious, Vocations - prstcelibac.htm - Paul VI and Sacerdotalis Caelibatus
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

At the beginning of the year 2011 a colloquium was held in Ars, France, on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. Here is a lecture the Cardinal gave on Paul VI. PRIESTHOOD CONTINENCE VIRGINITY ALTER CHRISTUS ESCHATOLOGY

88. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ZPARPRST.HTM - Personal Example of the Parish Priest Is What Attracts Vocations
Father Stuart Bate, O.M.I.

Father Stuart Bate, of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is a professor of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, at St. Augustine College of South Africa. In a teleconference on vocations to the priesthood organized by the Congregation for the Clergy, Fr. Bate said that each parish priest, according to his own style and method, is responsible for inspiring others to follow the vocational path. GIFTS TALENTS

89. Priests, Religious, Vocations - prstcelib.htm - Pius XI and Ad Catholici Sacerdotii
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

At the beginning of 2011 a colloquium was held in Ars, France on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. This is a lecture that the Cardinal gave on Pius XI. CHASTITY PRIESTHOOD EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE PIETY IMITATIO CHRISTI FREEDOM

90. Priests, Religious, Vocations - piaccelibacy.htm - Pius XII and Sacra Virginitas
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

At the beginning of 2011, a colloquium was held in Ars, France, on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. The following is a lecture that the Cardinal gave on Pius XII. VIRGINITY IMITATIO CHRISTI SEQUELA CHASTITY FREEDOM SEMINARIANS

91. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FEDERATI.TXT - Poor Clare Federations in North America
Poor Clares

A list of the location of the different Poor Clare monasteries and which federation they belong to.

92. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PRLIFEPR.TXT - Prayer in the Life of the Diocesan Priest
Richard McCullen, C.M.

This article taken from the June issue of "The Priest" stresses the need for prayer in the life of a diocesan priest.

93. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PFLSCRIP.HTM - Preaching on Abortion From Scripture
Fr. Frank Pavone

An article by Fr. Pavone of Priests for Life on integrating teaching against abortion into the homily. ABORTION PRO-LIFE

94. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MELCHISE.TXT - Priest According to the Order of Melchisedech
Fr. W. J. McGarry, S.J.

The purpose of this article by W. J. McGarry, S.J., is to discuss how Christ is a 'priest according to the order of Melchisedech,' and in particular, the meaning of this phrase in the Letter to the Hebrews. This article was taken from 'Thought', a quarterly of the Sciences and Letters, September 1933. MCGARRY PRIESTHOOD MELCHISEDECH SACRIFICE MASS

95. Priests, Religious, Vocations - pastrservntshep.htm - Priest as Pastor, Servant and Shepherd
Father James McCarthy

A young priest, newly ordained in Sydney, Australia, reflects on the role of a priest today in the Church and the world. "Catholic priests appear to spend most of their days serving Catholics, but the role and mission of the priest includes the service of all of humanity." ORDINATION PRIESTHOOD YEAR FOR PRIESTS MAXIMILIAN KOLBE JOHN PAUL II

96. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpriestcelib.htm - Priestly Celibacy and the Vocation to Love
ZENIT

To address the topic of priestly celibacy, the Veritas news agency interviewed Father Juan Ramón García-Morato, author of the recently published book "Created by Love, Chosen to Love" (EUNSA Publishers). García-Morato, a physician and theologian, states that no person depends on another for his wholeness. Only a complete person can give himself to another, whether to God or to someone else. HOLINESS MARRIAGE COMMITMENT

97. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CELMDPSY.HTM - Priestly Celibacy in Light of Medicine and Psychology
Wanda Poltawska

The author, Professor of Pastoral Medicine at the Pontifical Academy of Crakow, dispels common misconceptions about the viability of a celibate life-style for priests, taking into account factors both biological and psychological. SEX CHASTITY ASCETIC

98. Priests, Religious, Vocations - piacelibacy.htm - Priestly Celibacy in the Teachings of the Popes
Cardinal Mauro Piacenza

At the beginning of the year 2011 a colloquium was held in Ars, France, on the theme: "Priestly Celibacy: Foundations, Joys and Challenges". The Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy gave a series of talks on the teachings of the Popes from Pius XI to Benedict XVI. Here is an index page with links to the Cardinal's lectures. CHASTITY PRIESTHOOD EUCHARISTIC SACRIFICE PIETY IMITATIO CHRISTI FREEDOM VIRGINITY CURÉ OF ARS JOHN VIANNEY EUCHARIST CONTINENCE ALTER CHRISTUS ESCHATOLOGY

99. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpriestident.htm - Priestly Identity: Crisis and Renewal
ZENIT

A crisis of masculinity in society has also affected the priesthood, as only "real men" can adequately fulfill the role of priest and pastor, says Father David Toups, associate director of the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations of the U.S. episcopal conference. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Toups comments on the identity and character of the priesthood, and the various challenges it faces today. MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD MASS SEMINARIANS SEMINARY FATHERHOOD PRESBYTERATE

100. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PFLINFO.TXT - Priests for Life
Fr. Frank Pavone

An explanation of Priests for Life with a listing of objectives and information about joining. PRIESTS FOR LIFE PAVONE PRO-LIFE

101. Priests, Religious, Vocations - mediate.htm - Priests Mediate Between Heaven and Earth
Nicola Gori

In an interview, conducted by Nicola Gori of L'Osservatore Romano, Archbishop Jean-Louis Bruguès, OP, Secretary of the Dicastery, stressed the centrality of educational work in the mission of the Church, in light of the Year for Priests. EDUCATION SOLIDARITY FORMATION SEMINARY SEMINARIANS PRESBYTERIUM CULTURE PHILOSOPHY PSYCHOLOGY

102. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpsychsemin.htm - Psychology and Seminarians
ZENIT

Although the use of psychology in seminaries is not new, a recent document on the topic could help to clarify both its role and usefulness in houses of formation, says psychologist Frank Moncher. In this interview with ZENIT, Moncher discusses the document released 30 Oct. 2008 by the Congregation for Catholic Education: Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in the Admission and Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood. FORMATION FORMATORS SEMINARY SPIRITUAL DIRECTION POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY VIRTUE PERSONALITY DISORDERS SEX

103. Priests, Religious, Vocations - reflfrflan.htm - Reflection on Father Edward Flanagan, Founder of Boys Town
Father Clifford Stevens

Father Stevens, Priest of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Nebraska, and a graduate of Boys Town, describes the early years of Father Edward Flanagan's priesthood, and the experiences which moved him to found Boys Town in Omaha. YOUTH POVERTY DICKENS IRELAND HOLLYWOOD

104. Priests, Religious, Vocations - reflconslife.htm - Reflections on Consecrated Life
Derry Murphy, SAC

This reflection by Pallottine Father Derry Murphy was inspired by the words of the Holy Father at the conclusion of his Homily at Vespers on 2 February 2010, the World Day of Consecrated Life. It is a gift for which those who receive it should give thanks to God, thereby giving witness to potential vocations. CHARISM CONSECRATION RULE IMITATION

105. Priests, Religious, Vocations - NEWORLEA.TXT - Retreat for Priests
Damian Fandal, O.P.

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 15, 1993 OBEDIENCE EUCHARIST PENANCE MARY

106. Priests, Religious, Vocations - AUGRULE.TXT - Rule of St. Augustine
St. Augustine

Written by St. Augustine to provide a guide for his congregation of priests, it is one of the ancient rules, which along with the rule of St. Benedict and St. Basil, has been used by many orders and congregations, especially canons regular. Along with the Book of Constitutions, it has been the written foundation of the Dominican Order.

107. Priests, Religious, Vocations - 02436A.TXT - Rule of St. Benedict
Catholic Encyclopedia

This work holds the first place among monastic legislative codes, and was by far the most important factor in the organization and spread of monasticism in the West. This file treats (I. The Text of the Rule; (II. Analysis of the Rule; (III. Practical Working of the Rule.

108. Priests, Religious, Vocations - 02436A.ZIP - Rule of St. Benedict
Catholic Encyclopedia

This work holds the first place among monastic legislative codes, and was by far the most important factor in the organization and spread of monasticism in the West. This file treats (I. The Text of the Rule; (II. Analysis of the Rule; (III. Practical Working of the Rule.

109. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zrussmonast.htm - Russian Monasticism After Communism
ZENIT

Having survived Soviet Communism, Russian Orthodox monasticism now faces the new threat of secularization. Father Petr Mescerinov, hegumen (abbot) of the St. Daniil Monastery of Moscow, discussed this problem with Antonio Gaspari of ZENIT. CONTEMPLATIVE COMMUNITY

110. Priests, Religious, Vocations - SACRVOCA.TXT - Sacrifice and Vocations
Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J.

Every vocation is born of sacrifice, is maintained by sacrifice and is measured in the apostolate by the sacrifice of those whom God calls to the priesthood or the religious life.

111. Priests, Religious, Vocations - sealconfess.htm - Seal of Confession Goes on Trial
ZENIT

The surreptitious recording of a sacramental confession, by an inmate to Fr Timothy Mockaitis, spurred an unprecedented legal case to demonstrate that violation of the seal of the confessional was an infringement of the freedom of religion guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. In a ZENIT interview, Fr Mockaitis addressed the threat to the viability of our Constitutional freedoms. CANON LAW FIRST AMENDMENT PUBLIC PENANCE

112. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zisrlpriest.htm - Serving Christ in the Holy Land
ZENIT

A Jewish adolescent's friendship with a 90-year old Russian Orthodox nun led him to become a Catholic, then later, a Jesuit priest. This is the story behind the vocation of Father David Mark Neuhaus, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew-Speaking Catholics in Israel. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Neuhaus shared his story with Karna Swanson. JUDAISM EUCHARIST CONFESSION SOCIAL DOCTRINE SCRIPTURE

113. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MENCOMEW.TXT - Some Recommended Men's Communities
Bill Fairman

Mr. Fairman of the Society for Religious Vocations provides this partial list of communities which are loyal to the Holy See.

114. Priests, Religious, Vocations - WOMCOMEW.htm - Some Recommended Women's Communities
William Fairman

Mr. Fairman of the Society for Religious Vocations provides this partial list of communities which are loyal to the Holy See.

115. Priests, Religious, Vocations - NIRMALA.HTM - Sr. Nirmala Joshi of the Missionaries of Charity
Giampaolo Mattei

This article reflects on the life and work of Sr. Nirmala, the successor of Mother Teresa as head of the Missionaries of Charity.

116. Priests, Religious, Vocations - DRETREAT.TXT - St. Dominic Priory Retreat
Damian Fandal, O.P.

Washington D.C. October 20-26, 1991, In this retreat for his Dominican brothers, father discusses obedience, chastity, poverty, priestly consecration, the choral office and the Dominican brotherhood.

117. Priests, Religious, Vocations - DRETREAT.ZIP - St. Dominic Priory Retreat
Damian Fandal, O.P.

Washington D.C. October 20-26, 1991, In this retreat for his Dominican brothers, father discusses obedience, chastity, poverty, priestly consecration, the choral office and the Dominican brotherhood.

118. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpriesthappy.htm - Study: Most Priests Are Happy, Appreciate Celibacy
ZENIT

Priests in general are among the happiest members of society, says Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, a licensed psychologist, and contrary to secular opinion, most embrace celibacy as a positive aspect of their vocation. SECULARISM JOY PEACE RELATIONSHIPS

119. Priests, Religious, Vocations - RATORDSA.HTM - Summary of Cardinal Ratzinger's Commentary on 'Ordinatio Sacerdotalis'
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

This article appeared in the July 2, 1994 issue of La Civilta Cattolica a theological journal published by the Jesuits in Rome. Uploaded by Fr. Leonard F. Villa. RATZINGER PRIESTHOOD WOMEN ORDINATION

120. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zsuperpriests.htm - Super-priests and 21st Century Challenges
ZENIT

There are tools to help priests and their parishes to stay focused on true priorities, according to the assistant promoter of justice at the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature. ZENIT spoke with Franciscan Father Nikolaus Schöch about the challenges priests face and traits their parishes should have. SACRAMENTS COMMUNION LAITY LAY PEOPLE VOCATIONS CONFESSION JOHN VIANNEY

121. Priests, Religious, Vocations - SYNOD94.TXT - Synod 1994: 'Consecrated Life'
Fr. Kenneth Baker

Fr. Baker examines 'Instrumentum Laboris', the working document for the Synod on 'The Consecrated Life and Its Role in the Church and in the World.' Taken from the March 1995 issue of 'The Homiletic & Pastoral Review.' BAKER SYNOD CONSECRATED LIFE RELIGIOUS WOMEN

122. Priests, Religious, Vocations - SYNOD94.ZIP - Synod 1994: 'Consecrated Life'
Fr. Kenneth Baker

Fr. Baker examines 'Instrumentum Laboris', the working document for the Synod on 'The Consecrated Life and Its Role in the Church and in the World.' Taken from the March 1995 issue of 'The Homiletic & Pastoral Review.' BAKER SYNOD CONSECRATED LIFE RELIGIOUS WOMEN

123. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zaffectform.htm - The Affective Formation of Seminarians
ZENIT

ZENIT spoke with Bishop José María Yanguas of Cuenca, Spain, who spoke on affective fragility to participants in a course on spiritual formation in seminaries (7-11 Feb 2011), held at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce. In this interview, Father Yanguas speaks about the current challenge of affective immaturity that can be seen in seminarians — and also in many of the faithful — how to address this in spiritual direction, and virtues to emphasize for Christian growth. SIMPLICITY ORDINATION PRAYER IMMATURITY FEELINGS SENTIMENTALISM REASON

124. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TRACT02.TXT - The Catholic Church
Cardinal John Henry Newman

Cardinal Newman strongly expounds on the clergy's duty to be involved in the affairs of the world when the rights of the Church are endangered. NEWMAN CHURCH STATE CLERGY

125. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CLOISTER.TXT - The Clostered Life of a Poor Clare
Mother Francis, PCC, Abbess

Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roswell, NM. Perhaps no life has been more subjected to misinterpretation than the cloistered contemplative life.

126. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CONSVIRG.HTM - The Consecration of a Virgin
Consecrated Virgins in the US

The Consecration of a Virgin is one of the oldest sacramentals in the Church, and one of the fruits of Vatican II was the restoration of this profound blessing on virgins living in the world. The details of this consecration are included in this file. CONSECRATED VIRGINITY VOCATION

127. Priests, Religious, Vocations - DEPOST.TXT - The Deposit of Faith and the Priesthood
Msgr. Eugene Kevane

Msgr. Eugene Kevane discusses the Deposit of Faith & Morals and traces the roots of the heresy of Modernism back to Descartes, Kant & Hegel. According to Father, Modernism, also known as Relativism, 'makes the truths of the Deposit of Faith and Morals relative to history and its cultural changes.' Father provides a litmus test for orthodoxy. This article is taken from HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW, May 1991. KEVANE PRIESTHOOD MODERNISM R

128. Priests, Religious, Vocations - DEPOST.ZIP - The Deposit of Faith and the Priesthood
Msgr. Eugene Kevane

Msgr. Eugene Kevane discusses the Deposit of Faith & Morals and traces the roots of the heresy of Modernism back to Descartes, Kant & Hegel. According to Father, Modernism, also known as Relativism, 'makes the truths of the Deposit of Faith and Morals relative to history and its cultural changes.' Father provides a litmus test for orthodoxy. This article is taken from HOMILETIC & PASTORAL REVIEW, May 1991. KEVANE PRIESTHOOD MODERNISM R

129. Priests, Religious, Vocations - OP-SOUL.TXT - The Dominican Soul
Fr. M. M. Philipon, OP



130. Priests, Religious, Vocations - EUCHVOCA.HTM - The Eucharist and Vocations
Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.

It is impossible to exaggerate the close relation between the Holy Eucharist and vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

131. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FAIMYSTR.TXT - The Faith Mystery of the Permanent Deacon
Basil Cole, O.P.

How and why deacons are important to the Church. Taken from the March 1996 issue of "The Priest."

132. Priests, Religious, Vocations - 06115A.TXT - The Florians
Catholic Encyclopedia

(Floriacenses), an altogether independent order, and not, as some consider, a branch of the Cistercians; it was founded in 1189 by the Abbot Joachim of Flora (q.v.), by whom its constitutions were drawn up.

133. Priests, Religious, Vocations - BASICONS.TXT - The Fundamental Constitution
Dominicans

Here, in modern words, is expressed the basic ideals of the Dominican Order and the means of personal sanctification that energize Dominican life. Drawing from age old documents, the present FUNDAMENTAL CONSTITUTION offers a vision of Dominican life that calls, challenges and confirms so many who follow it faithfully.

134. Priests, Religious, Vocations - CELIBACY.HTM - The Logic of Priestly Celibacy
Fr Anthony Zimmerman

Fr Zimmerman bases his reasoning on three points: a) the Apostles were homeless, as Christ was; b) a priest is called to be a friend of Christ; and c) like Christ, a priest offers all creation in sacrifice to God. SCOTUS COSMOS RECAPITULAT

135. Priests, Religious, Vocations - 10069B.TXT - The Maurists
Catholic Encyclopedia

A congregation of Benedictine monks in France, whose history extends from 1618 to 1818. It began as an offshoot from the famous reformed Congregation of St-Vannes.

136. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MONASVOC.TXT - The Monastic Vocation
Dom Gerard

This account of the monastic calling is the translation of a lecture given before an audience of nine hundred in the hall of the Mutualite in Paris on November 24, 1977.

137. Priests, Religious, Vocations - MONASVOC.ZIP - The Monastic Vocation
Dom Gerard

This account of the monastic calling is the translation of a lecture given before an audience of nine hundred in the hall of the Mutualite in Paris on November 24, 1977.

138. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ORDAINED.TXT - The Ordained Priesthood
Eamonn Keane

"Australia's Eamonn Keane provides the entire English-speaking world a service by examining the real issues surrounding the Ordained Priesthood. He brings all the pertinent literature into the discussion (Papal documents and addresses, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican II documents, Jean Galot S.J., Bishop Dunn's (Auckland, N.Z.) Priesthood, Dr John Haas, Hans Urs von Balthasar, etc. He lists the main arguments of feminists who want to change the priesthood and re-interpret Scripture and Tradition. He explains the nature of the ministerial priesthood and why Jesus called only men to this ministry."--Fr. Matthew Habiger, HLI

139. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ORDAINED.ZIP - The Ordained Priesthood
Eamonn Keane

"Australia's Eamonn Keane provides the entire English-speaking world a service by examining the real issues surrounding the Ordained Priesthood. He brings all the pertinent literature into the discussion (Papal documents and addresses, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican II documents, Jean Galot S.J., Bishop Dunn's (Auckland, N.Z.) Priesthood, Dr John Haas, Hans Urs von Balthasar, etc. He lists the main arguments of feminists who want to change the priesthood and re-interpret Scripture and Tradition. He explains the nature of the ministerial priesthood and why Jesus called only men to this ministry."--Fr. Matthew Habiger, HLI

140. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PCNAMER.TXT - The Poor Clares in North America
Poor Clares

A brief description of the origin of the Poor Clares in North America.

141. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FR93103.TXT - The Prayer of Lady Macbeth: How the Contraceptive Mentality Has Neutered Religious Life
Paul V. Mankowski, S.J.

This paper was delivered during the national meeting of the Institute on Religious Life held in Chicago April 16-18, 1993. This article was taken from the Spring 1993 issue of "Faith & Reason".

142. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FR93103.ZIP - The Prayer of Lady Macbeth: How the Contraceptive Mentality Has Neutered Religious Life
Paul V. Mankowski, S.J.

This paper was delivered during the national meeting of the Institute on Religious Life held in Chicago April 16-18, 1993. This article was taken from the Spring 1993 issue of "Faith & Reason".

143. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zprcanon.htm - The Priest and the Canon of the Mass
Father Mauro Gagliardi

In this article, Father Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, explains the importance of the Eucharistic prayer of the Mass. The article invites the faithful, and in particular priests, to recognized in the Canon of the Mass the heart and culmination of Christian life. See Index Page. ANAPHORA THANKSGIVING EUCHARISTIA EPICLESIS INSTITUTION NARRATIVE ANAMNESIS INTERCESSIONS

144. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpriestcom.htm - The Priest in the Communion Rites
Father Paul Gunter, OSB

Benedictine Father Paul Gunter, a professor of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy Rome and Consulter to the Office of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, explains how, in the Communion rites, the priest is reminded that he must become pure and holy like Christ. See Index Page. OUR FATHER PATER NOSTER LIBERA NOS PAX SIGN OF PEACE AGNUS DEI DOMINE NON SUM DIGNUS

145. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zprepthanks.htm - The Priest's Preparation and Thanksgiving for Mass
Father Paul Gunter, OSB

Father Gunter, a professor of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy in Rome, urges priests to spend time in prayer both before and after celebrating Mass, since it is the priest's role to sanctify the faithful, for which he needs to be filled with the Spirit of holiness. See Index Page. EUCHARIST SACRIFICE 1962 MISSAL PREPARATIO AD MENSAM FORMULA OF INTENTION ANIMA CHRISTI

146. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zpriestmass.htm - The Priesthood and the Mass
Father Mauro Gagliardi

Father Gagliardi, a consultor of the Office for the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, reflects on the words of St John Vianney on the dignity of the priesthood, in this Year for Priests (6/2009-6/2010). See Index Page. HOLY ORDERS SACRAMENTS NOVUS ORDO VETUS ORDO EXTRAORDINARY FORM ARS CELEBRANDI

147. Priests, Religious, Vocations - lighteuch.htm - The Priesthood in Light of the Eucharist
Robert Imbelli

Robert Imbelli, Priest and professor of theology at Boston College, USA, examines how the priest, although one of the faithful, is related to the Holy Eucharist in a distinctive, defining way. MYSTAGOGY GIFTS SCHOOL

148. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PRIESTLY.TXT - The Priestly Life
Msgr. Ronald Knox

Msgr. Knox writes this book, which concerns the daily round of events in the life of the priest, in the form of a retreat. ENERGY REPOSE CREATION ST. PAUL PRAYER PERSERVERANCE OBEDIENCE ABANDONMENT FEAR OF GOD MURMURING AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST

149. Priests, Religious, Vocations - PRIESTLY.ZIP - The Priestly Life
Msgr. Ronald Knox

Msgr. Knox writes this book, which concerns the daily round of events in the life of the priest, in the form of a retreat. ENERGY REPOSE CREATION ST. PAUL PRAYER PERSERVERANCE OBEDIENCE ABANDONMENT FEAR OF GOD MURMURING AMBASSADORS OF CHRIST

150. Priests, Religious, Vocations - BENRULE.HTM - The Rule
St. Benedict

The Rule of St. Benedict, completed about the year 528 at Monte Cassino. BENEDICT RULE BENEDICTINE

151. Priests, Religious, Vocations - BENRULE.ZIP - The Rule
St. Benedict

The Rule of St. Benedict, completed about the year 528 at Monte Cassino. BENEDICT RULE BENEDICTINE

152. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TOR-RULE.TXT - The Rule and the Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis
TORs

Contains the words of St. Francis to his followers. FRANCISCAN ST. FRANCIS THIRD ORDER REGULAR

153. Priests, Religious, Vocations - SFO-RULE.TXT - The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order
St. Francis

Contains an exhortation of St. Francis to the Brothers and Sisters of Penance (circa 1210-1215), concerning those who do penance. FRANCISCAN ST. FRANCIS SECULAR PENANCE

154. Priests, Religious, Vocations - FANCONF.TXT - The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Thoughts of a Confessor to Confessors
Damian Fandal, O.P.



155. Priests, Religious, Vocations - LATINM.TXT - The Story of a Repentant Psychologist
Dr. William Coulson & Dr. William Marra

A contrite Catholic psychologist's disturbing testimony about his central role in the destruction of religious orders. In an interview with Dr. William Marra, Dr. William Coulson discusses his role in the destruction of Catholic religious orders, and his subsequent change of mind.

156. Priests, Religious, Vocations - LATINM.ZIP - The Story of a Repentant Psychologist
Dr. William Coulson & Dr. William Marra

A contrite Catholic psychologist's disturbing testimony about his central role in the destruction of religious orders. In an interview with Dr. William Marra, Dr. William Coulson discusses his role in the destruction of Catholic religious orders, and his subsequent change of mind.

157. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TRACMARI.TXT - The Traccia Mariana
Fr. Stephano Manelli

A Marian Plan for Franciscan Life, submitted by Father Stephano Maria Pio Manelli, and approved by the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual in the summer of 1970.

158. Priests, Religious, Vocations - POEMPRIE.TXT - Thou Art A Priest Forever & The Beautiful Hands of a Priest
Unknown

These two poems were uploaded by Robert Sheehan in honor of Fr. William G. Most's 55 aniversary as a priest. POEM PRIESTS PRIESTHOOD

159. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TRACT03.TXT - Thoughts On Alterations In the Liturgy: Respectfully Addressed To The Clergy
Cardinal John Henry Newman

'The Burial Service' and 'The Principle of Unity' NEWMAN LITURGY ALTERATIONS BURIAL UNITY

160. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TRACT01.TXT - Thoughts On the Ministerial Commission: Respectfully Addressed to the Clergy
Cardinal John Henry Newman

John Henry Cardinal Newman writes on apostolic succesion. NEWMAN CLERGY APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION PRIESTHOOD

161. Priests, Religious, Vocations - miguelholythu08.htm - Three Mysteries to Ponder on Holy Thursday
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper, 20 March 2008, Fr. Miguel delivered a homily at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, in which he spoke on the three mysteries of the Priesthood, the Eucharist, and the Love of Our Lord. EUTHANASIA HIV AIDS MAUNDY COMMUNITY

162. Priests, Religious, Vocations - TRIN800.HTM - Trinitarian Order Celebrates Eighth Centenary
LOR

The history of the Trinitarian Order is summarized, from its founding by John of Matha to deliver Christian captives, to the renewal of its commitment today, to deliver the captive and poor from new and old forms of slavery. HUMAN RIGHTS PERSECUTION OPPRESSION

163. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ZTRINIT.HTM - Trinitarians Rescue New Slaves
ZENIT

This ZENIT story concerns the work of the Trinitarians, who just celebrated the 400th anniversary of the reformation of their order, Hospitaler Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of Captives, founded in 1198 by John of Matha and Felix of Valois.

164. Priests, Religious, Vocations - VOCPRAY.TXT - Vocation Prayer
Society for Religious Vocation



165. Priests, Religious, Vocations - COULSON.TXT - We Overcame Their Traditions, We Overcame Their Faith
Dr. William Coulson

An interview with Dr. William Coulson, a contrite Catholic psychologist and former disciple of Carl Rogers. He explains his central role in the destruction of religious orders especially the Immaculate Heart of Mary nuns. COULSON PSYCHOLOGIST ROGERS IHM NUNS

166. Priests, Religious, Vocations - COULSON.ZIP - We Overcame Their Traditions, We Overcame Their Faith
Dr. William Coulson

An interview with Dr. William Coulson, a contrite Catholic psychologist and former disciple of Carl Rogers. He explains his central role in the destruction of religious orders especially the Immaculate Heart of Mary nuns. COULSON PSYCHOLOGIST ROGERS IHM NUNS

167. Priests, Religious, Vocations - WHATISRV.TXT - What Is A Religious Vocation?
Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J.

RELIGIOUS LIFE DISCERNMENT SOCIETY FOR RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS

168. Priests, Religious, Vocations - ARLINGTN.TXT - What Went Right?
Michael F. Flach

Prayer, devotion, and aggresive recruitment are the keys in a remarkably successful campaign to encourage priestly vocations in the diocese of Arlington, VA. This article appeared in the May 1995 issue of 'The Catholic World Report.' FLACH ARLINGTON VOCATIONS PRIESTHOOD

169. Priests, Religious, Vocations - RMCOLLAR.TXT - Why A Priest Should Wear His Roman Collar
Mangan & Murray

Many lay people feel that something is not right when their priests try to blend into the crowd and, as it were, disappear. This article by Frs. Charles M. Mangan & Gerald E. Murray provide priests with many good reasons for wearing their roman collars. This article appeared in the June 1995 issue of 'The Homiletic & Pastoral Review.' MANGAN MURRAY ROMAN COLLAR PRIEST

170. Priests, Religious, Vocations - priestlatin.htm - Why Priests Should Study Latin
Celso Morga Iruzubieta

Here are excerpts from a talk given by the Archbishop Secretary of the Congregation for the Clergy at the conference dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution Veterum sapientia. JOHN XXIII HUMANITAS CULTUS

171. Priests, Religious, Vocations - zwomnrelig.htm - Women Religious in the New Evangelization
ZENIT

Religious congregations are responding to Benedict XVI’s call to adapt their work and lifestyle to the challenges of the new evangelization. Among these are the Religious of Mary Immaculate, known also as those of “Domestic Service” because of the work they do with young girls who work at simple tasks. ZENIT interviewed Sister Daría Fernández Ramos after she was elected superior-general. VICENTA MARIA SOCIAL WORK WITNESSING EUROPE MARIA PEÑA DE LA CRÚZ

172. Priests, Religious, Vocations - humpriestsanct.htm - World Movement of Prayer for Priests
LOR

In this interview with Cardinal Hummes, Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, the Cardinal explains the purpose of a booklet published by the Congregation, called Adoration, Reparation, Spiritual Motherhood for Priests. It is to encourage all Bishops to establish regular Eucharistic Adoration in their dioceses, in reparation for the "grave damage" done by a small minority of priests, to pray for the strengthening of all priests, and to encourage female Religious to offer themselves in spiritual motherhood of priests. CULTURE SEX ABUSE