NPR did an extensive article about the Nashville Dominicans - take a look here. You can also listen to an audio version of the story on the site. Lets keep praying for more young, fervent religious sisters.
Pope Benedict XVI in his annual Urbi et Orbi message spoke about the Word made flesh, Emmanuel. In his message he prayed for peace in troubled regions and solidarity with those affected by natural disasters. A moving Christmas address - read here!
Bishop O'Connell recently published his Christmas message. In the message he reflects how Christmas has changed over the years. In the midst of the changes though, there remains the unchangeable reality that God gave us His Son so that we might share life with Him (John 3:16). Read his message here or, new this year, watch his message below.
Not only is Father Dominick Fullam a diocesan Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia for the Dioces of Biloxi as well as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Woolmarket, but he is also a cartoonist. When he was young he used to do cartoons and recently got back into it. His comic strip is titles Off By a Mile - take a look at his site and read article about him at Catholic News Agency.
A moving documentary was recently produced titled "The Calling." It shows the beauty of God's call to the priesthood, religious life, marriage and parenthood by examining the lives of individuals in those states of life. Purchase the video here or read a review here.
On the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Bishop O'Connell celebrated Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral to mark a transistion in goverance of the Diocese of Trenton from Bishop Smith to Bishop O'Connell. Over 50 priests and 500 of the lay faithful joined him for this solemn celebration. Take a look at some pics from TrentonMonitor. Continue to pray for him as he leads the Diocese forward in faith!
A priest of the Diocese of Richmond recently wrote an article for Life Teen in which he reflected on the brotherhood that exists among priests. He recounts his years growing up and his relationships with his brothers, going to the seminary and the experience with his DB's (if your in the seminary you know what that means) and what it means to be ordained a priest and brought into a brotherhood of priests. He even talks about human disagreements fit in with this supernatural bond. Great read - take a look here.
Bishop O'Connell did an interview with Meir Rinde that was printed in The Times. The article published some of this thoughts on women's ordination, married clergy, Hispanics in the Church, Mass attendance, and Catholic schools to name a few things - take a look!