We’re reaching out to request your help in answering a diocesan inquiry: “Our Archdiocese would like to know what, if anything, other dioceses are doing to address the issue of gun safety or shooting in churches?” If your diocese has addressed this issue, please send your input to: [email protected] If you would like to receive a […]
One thing that gives a new book on the pope, The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope by Austen Ivereigh a lot of credibility is the pre-publication reviews. The list is impressive along with their comments. Reviewers include: Cardinal Timothy Dolan; Archbishop Charles, Chaput, OFM Cap; Father Thomas Reese, SJ; Father […]
A 2002 collaborative work by the NFPC and Catholic University of America’s Life Cycle Institute which explores the experience of early priesthood and is based on a pilot study of two groups—recently ordained priests (1992 and after) in active service and those who have already resigned.
Father Knott provides helpful insights on this delicate transition. The book’s Introduction gives some hints as to what readers can expect. The path to priesthood is a hero’s journey,” he writes, “a quest.” “This book is written,” he notes, “to encourage today’s heroes, the newly ordained who are setting about on a quest of diocesan […]
Father Knott writes that the newly ordained are often not prepared during their seminary training on how to be members of a diocesan presbyterate. “It seems to be taken for granted that the newly ordained will pick that up by osmosis or that individual dioceses will tend to that matter,” he states. A few chapter […]
NFPC President Father Tony Cutcher was interviewed again on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air® with John Harper on April 16th. He summarizes how NFPC serves all priests, and then speaks about our 47th Annual Priests’ Convocation, April 20-23 in Louisville, KY and why it is so important that priests come together in fellowship: “Welcome to the […]