Tag: Holy Orders

Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

Priests in Singapore, Europe have key roles in marriage preparation

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | July 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests continue to play diverse and integral roles in marriage preparation across Europe and Asia.

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Symposium speaker: Christ’s will, example determine all-male priesthood

Symposium speaker: Christ’s will, example determine all-male priesthood

| Susan Klemond | May 4, 2017 | 9 Comments

Catholic and Protestant disagreement over women’s ordination has less to do with the churches’ views of women’s status than their differences dating back to the Reformation. The sticking point: whether ordained ministry is a sacrament instituted by Christ, as the Catholic Church teaches, or a church-developed ecclesiastical rite, as many Protestants maintain, Sister Sara Butler said at her April 26 lecture, “The Catholic Priesthood as Sacramental Reality: Women’s Ordination in Ecumenical Perspective.” The Siena Symposium at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul sponsored the talk.

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Deacon Little sees himself as a ‘Catholic missionary’

Deacon Little sees himself as a ‘Catholic missionary’

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I found myself declaring, saying out loud, ‘I want to be a priest.’ To which she responded: ‘I know. Come home.’ She knew, as a mother would, long before
I was ever ready to admit it.”

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VanDenBroeke trades computer career for priesthood

VanDenBroeke trades computer career for priesthood

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I feel so at peace with the vocation that I have and the way God has led me that I feel very free. It just feels right. This is who I should be.”

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Deacon Evan Koop always wanted to belong to God

Deacon Evan Koop always wanted to belong to God

| May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

“I did want to belong totally to God. As I look back, I can see that was my deepest desire.”

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Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

Holy orders: The sacrament of ordained ministry

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | May 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

The foremost ministries of the priest are to offer the holy sacrifice of the Mass and to preach the Gospel.

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Holy orders sacrament calls for a commitment of service to others

Holy orders sacrament calls for a commitment of service to others

| Father Michael Van Sloun | May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Holy orders is one of the seven sacraments. It, along with the sacrament of marriage, belongs to a special group of sacraments known as the sacraments of commitment. These two sacraments are “sacraments at the service of communion,” “directed toward the salvation of others” and “serve to build up the people of God” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, No. 1534).

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