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Year for Priests: Keys to a successful parish merger

By Father Kenneth J. Doyle One in a series The parish I serve as pastor has, within the last month, completed a merger. Since pastors around the country are facing similar situations (particularly in the Northeast), I thought that a … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Saints in the making

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series Over the past few weeks, I have been meditating on Scripture passages about strength — the limited nature of our own strength and infinite nature of God’s strength.  Passages such as … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Rome as evangelization machine

By Paulist Father Tom Holahan One in a series ROME — The recent announcement that the Vatican will allow Anglicans to continue their “traditional spiritual practices” in the Catholic Church has started people thinking: Catholicism now has a formal way … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: A reflection on black spirituality

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series As a result of the current Synod of Bishops for Africa in Rome, there is a renewed interest in the African church.  While many Americans feel, at best, a distant connection … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: A hospital bedside marriage

By Maryknoll Father Michael J. Snyder One in a series DAR ES SALAAM, Tananzia — I had been away from Tanzania for one month enjoying a vacation with family at home.  The highlight of the vacation was presiding at the … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Keeping the focus on Jesus’ compassion

By Paulist Father Tom Holahan One in a series ROME — Last night I was shocked when, discussing the recently restored version of “Godfather III,” no one agreed that the church was treated unfairly. While the story touches on the … Continue reading

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Year for Priests: Recovering from our mistakes

By Basilian Father Chris Valka One in a series This past week, my English students took their first major exam, which I had graded and posted to our electronic grade book prior to the start of the weekend. Since this … Continue reading

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