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Letter by Pope Benedict XVI proclaiming the Year for Priests

Last edited 19th June 2009

"On the forthcoming Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday 19 June 2009 – a day traditionally devoted to prayer for the sanctification of the clergy –, I have decided to inaugurate a “Year for Priests” in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the “dies natalis” of John Mary Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests worldwide."

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Remembering a man of prayer: Basil Hume, 10 years on

Last edited 1st August 2009

Cardinal Basil Hume died a decade ago next week. As Archbishop of Westminster he was an admired and influential public figure. The anniversary of his death, however, is to be marked with a volume of essays by friends, family and former colleagues celebrating the more personal and private sides of a much loved man. In this Times article (13 June 2009) the Cardinal's nephew, editor of the book, considers the central place of prayer in his uncle's life.


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Our Priests, Our Heroes

Last edited 7th July 2009

In this interview with ZENIT, Christine Mugridge, co-author/editor with Jerry Usher of "Called by Name: The Inspiring Stories of 12 Men Who Became Catholic Priests," discusses the "heroic" aspect of the priesthood, and what led her to edit a compilation of vocation stories.


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God beats the girls

Last edited 29th June 2009

"While neither Christian Stephens nor Lewi Barakat made the decision overnight, the 24-year-olds are part of a group of young people driving a resurgence in the Catholic faith in the wake of World Youth Day." From the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 8th January 2009


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Do you want to be a saint?

Last edited 17th June 2009

Bishop Anthony Fisher explores our ambition to become saints in this inspiring call: "Our job is just to get out of God’s way, let the Master Craftsman do His job in us."  Take the challenge with this inspired homily given at Oxford University.


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