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Meet the monks who spend their lives praying for Ireland’s priests

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Prayer, reparation and praising God are the focus of a new Benedictine priory in Ireland, which focuses especially on reparation for the sins of priests. “It was never our predetermined plan to come to Ireland,” Silverstream Priory’s Father Benedict Anderson, O.S.B., told CNA. “But we believe that, through circumstances that we could never have foreseen,










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Meet 10 of the world’s most amazing priests

As the heart of St John Vianney, patron of parish priests, visits England Mary O’Regan profiles 10 priests leading remarkable lives 1. Fr Andrew Apostoli Fr Andrew Apostoli was a leader in the founding of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, a strict order that lives the austere Franciscan life to the letter. They seek










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Pope Francis criticises self-righteous clerics

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The Pope said there is a ‘spirit of clericalism’ in those priests who ‘feel superior and distance themselves from the people’ Clerics who are self-righteous and over-intellectualise religion can end up hurting and ostracising sinners who do repent, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass. Such priests uphold their own rules and “erase the law










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Two martyrs, four priests and a mystic nun sainted by Pope Francis

Pope Francis stood before St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday to proclaim the Church has accepted into its fold seven new Saints. Beautiful tapestry portraits of each new saint hung from St. Peter’s Basilica above the main square, where Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims and introduced each new Saint. Radio Vatican estimated about 80,000 people were










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