Posts Tagged ‘priestly ministry’

Priestly ministry speaks with deeds rather than words

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Life as a parish priest is a “Eucharistic adventure” that involves serving God’s people under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis told transitional deacons. It is about living “This is my body, given for you” each day, he wrote, and it requires “a constant attitude, made up of acceptance, compassion, tenderness, a style Read more

Pope wants more priests on call for care of dying

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Pope Francis would like to see more priests taking turns being on call all night for emergency spiritual care of the sick and dying. He believes the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy is a perfect time for an increase of the number of priests available for this work. As a Jesuit priest, Fr Jorge Mario Read more

US shutdown hinders priestly ministry on military bases

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

During the shutdown of the United States federal government, many priests who minister to Catholics on American military bases worldwide are not permitted to work — even as volunteers. Because of a shortage of active-duty chaplains, many US military bases arrange for priests on a contract basis. But during the shutdown — caused by a Read more