Why is it so hard to find Catholic priests to lead pilgrimages?

Richard SontagUncategorized

Assisi pilgrimage

Catholic priests in the United States lead pilgrimages to holy sites throughout the world.  Popular pilgrimage destinations include the Holy Land, Rome and Assisi, Fatima and Lourdes, Ireland, and Greece and Turkey.  These pilgrimages are an opportunity for the priest and his fellow pilgrims to experience their faith in a less familiar place where the ordinary demands of daily life are not … Read More

Catholic priest who died on the Titanic could be on path to sainthood

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(CNA/EWTN News).- When the Titanic began to sink on April 15, 1912, Father Thomas Byles had two opportunities to board a lifeboat. But he forewent those opportunities, according to passengers aboard the sinking ocean liner, in order to hear confessions and offer consolation and prayers with those who were trapped aboard. Now, a priest at the former church of Fr. … Read More

Infected Priest Evacuated From Liberia Has Died of Ebola Virus one day after Religious Sister Dies

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In the wake of the death of a Catholic Religious, Sister Juliana Bonoha Bohe (65), who died yesterday from contracting the Ebola Virus while serving those infected with it, now this. (WSJ)  A Spanish priest died of the Ebola virus in a Madrid hospital Tuesday morning, days after he had been evacuated by air from Liberia for treatment with an experimental … Read More