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60 Artists Prepare for the 60th Anniversary of Pope's Ordination

Last edited 20th June 2011

On June 29th, Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination. To celebrate, 60 artists have prepared a special gift for the pontiff. They have donated 60 works of art, mostly originals, for the exhibition “The Splendor of Truth, Beauty of Charity,.” It will be hosted by the Vatican's Paul VI Hall from July 4 to September 4.

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Archbishop Gomez Tells New Priests Their Mission is to Evangelize

Last edited 7th June 2011

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles told a diverse group of new priests during their ordination Mass that they have a responsibility to make God known in a culture that has forgotten him.  “We have a special responsibility for the new evangelization – not only for the new evangelization of Los Angeles and California,” he said, “but also for the new evangelization of our country, our continent, and our world.”

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Fr. Michael de Stoop Celebrates Ten Years as a Priest

Last edited 7th July 2011

Fr. Michael de Stoop is a regular podcasting Priest on Xt3. Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Sydney, as well as parish priest at St Benedict's Church, Broadway, 38-year-old Fr Michael loves his work as a diocesan priest and says he was blessed having some wonderful role models and inspirations as a child that instilled him with a love of God and set him on a path to the priesthood. On Wednesday 8 June 2011, Fr. Michael celebrates his 10-year anniversary to the Priesthood!

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American Bishops Organize Celebration for Pope's 60th Anniversary as Ordained Priest

Last edited 6th June 2011

On June 29th, the Pope will celebrate his 60th anniversary as an ordained priest. To join in on the celebration, the Congregation for the Clergy has invited Catholics from all over the world to offer 60 hours of Eucharistic adoration in honor of the clergy and priestly vocations. 

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Missionary Vocations - Pope's Mission Intention for June 2011

Last edited 2nd June 2011

In addition to his general prayer intention for Priests, this month the Holy Father is asking Catholics everywhere to pray: That the Holy Spirit may bring forth from our communities many missionaries who are ready to be fully consecrated to spreading the Kingdom of God. Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's mission intention for June 2011 in this video.

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Priests - Pope's Prayer Intention for June 2011

Last edited 30th June 2011

This month, the Holy Father has asked Catholics everywhere to pray: That priests, united to the Heart of Christ, may always be true witnesses to the caring and merciful love of God. Fr. Kubicki reflects on Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for June 2011 in this video.

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Priests 24/7

Last edited 1st June 2011

Watch this video to view a fly on the wall documentary about the life of a Catholic Priest in Australia.

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How to Attend the WYD Mass for Men Called to the Priesthood

Last edited 8th July 2011

One of the many highlights of World Youth Day, is a Mass which will be celebrated by the Holy Father himself, on August 20st in Madrid. Seminarians or those who think they may have a calling to the priesthood, can attend this Mass. But first, they must be accredited. Watch this video to find out how!

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Every Priestly Vocation Is A Mystery

Last edited 30th May 2011

You could be forgiven for thinking this time one week ago five soon-to-be ordained young men may have been feeling a little nervous. Not so. They were certain of the path they had chosen and were keen to get on with it. For one of the young men, the youngest by five years, it was a path he chose while still at school. In fact Fr Greg Morgan, 24, admits he "bullied Cardinal Pell" into accepting him into the seminary. Visit this article to read about the incredible journey to the Priesthood undertaken by Sydney's 5 newest Priests!

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Leaders of Religious Orders Gather to Discuss Universal Problems

Last edited 30th May 2011

Inside the Catholic Church exists a number of religious organizations made up of men and women who have taken the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. This includes groups such as the Jesuits and the Franciscans whose members number into the thousands. The leaders of these different orders recently gathered to discuss the challenges they face in the modern world. Watch this video for more.

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