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Kenneth D. Whitehead
Who was John Vianney, and why is he patron of the Year for Priests? Fr. Vianney was sent to Ars in part because he barely qualified for the...
Christopher Kaczor
In our cultural milieu, sexual activity is a healthy, normative part of life: ergo, celibacy must be at the root of sex abuse by priests. (...
Mark P. Shea
The celibacy of the Catholic priesthood is a sign of great contradiction in our time. Our culture stares at it in blank incomprehension, and on...
Tim Staples
It is a rare occasion when I find a Catholic who has not been approached by a Fundamentalist or Evangelical with Matthew 23:9: "And call no man...
Fr. Peter Geldard
When the Church of England’s General Synod voted to allow the ordination of women to the Anglican priesthood in 1992, it caused a seismic row...
Russell Shaw
Unfortunately, many Catholics think only priests and nuns have vocations. The truth is that God calls each of us by name, asking us to fulfill...
Tim Staples
You can demonstrate that the apostles, elders, and bishops of the New Testament functioned as a ministerial priesthood. If it walks like a duck...
Karl Keating
The Catholic priesthood in America has not been getting a good press—much to the detriment of thousands of good priests who are serving the...
Kenneth Howell
OBJECTOR: The Catholic Church has priests who are distinct from the laity and even elevated above them. This is unscriptural because the...
Can women be ordained to the priesthood? This is a question that provokes much debate in our modern world, but it is one to which the Church...