Why a Year for Priests?

Why a Year for Priests?

Vatican Spokesman Notes Objectives VATICAN CITY (Zenit.org)—The priesthood is a gift for humanity, but it is enduring more than a few difficulties, and the newly inaugurated Year for Priests aims to address that, says a Vatican spokesman. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, spoke of the Year for Priests during the…
Simple, Powerful Reflections from St. John Vianney and St. Therese of Lisieux

Simple, Powerful Reflections from St. John Vianney and St. Therese of Lisieux

As you know, today, Friday June 19, 2009, is the 150th Anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney, known by many as the beloved Cure d’Ars and the patron saint of parish priests.  Today is also the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  In light of these converging monumental and historical truths, Pope…
Catholic Relief Services: Empowering Women through Microfinance

Catholic Relief Services: Empowering Women through Microfinance

by Marc D’Silva One Billion People Struggle to Survive on Less than a Dollar a Day. Imagine trying to get through the day without spending more than one dollar.  No latte.  No newspaper.  No taxi.  Most of us living in the United States will never have to face such a daunting challenge. And yet, one…
California Public School District Will Force All First Graders to Follow Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

California Public School District Will Force All First Graders to Follow Curriculum That Normalizes Same-Sex Unions

Bill May, founder of Catholics for the Common Good has promised to write an article for the Catholic Business Journal addressing the Catholic principles, perspective and action suggested regarding the kinds of serious moral and ethical issues that the following news item evokes. Please lend your voice to comments and insights section at the end.—ed.…