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Get thee to a confessional: Pope goes and wants you to as well

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Go to confession. Soon.

For Pope Francis, the Year of Mercy is all about sharing the experience of God's mercy with others. But first, he wants people to experience it themselves, in the confessional.


Priest's mission starts with getting people to the dinner table

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- For Father Leo Patalinghug, faith and food go hand in hand, or in cooking terms, they blend; there is no trick to folding one into the other.


What's the point of fasting, anyway?

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it — fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.

 


Wherever God calls: Locally, SVD priests continue the long-standing influence they've had worldwide

If you ask Father Brendan Murphy why he decided to become a Divine Word Missionary, his thoughts turn to Dublin, Ireland and his years as a young auto mechanic. The “aha” moment that eventually drew him to the seminary came when he was standing in front of a car’s engine wondering why it wouldn’t start.


As a young seminarian, priest recalls 'kidnapping' Mother Teresa

PONTIAC, Mich. (CNS) — There aren't many people who can get away with kidnapping a soon-to-be-saint, but Father Jim Kean managed it.