Category: Priests

Nigeria Reels from Priest-Killings

Killings have spread in most of Nigeria’s regions, originating from the nation’s northern part, since the emergence of the terrorism of the Islamic Boko Haram sect. Alarmingly, in certain regions people no longer see...

60 Years for Fr Joseph Leathem!

Fr Joseph Leathem’s 60th ordination jubilee was celebrated at St Thérèse’s parish in Edenvale, Johannesburg diocese, and with his OMI fellows and parishioners in Ireland More Stories: Priest’s Love of Cars Raises Funds for...

Cheer-leading Priest!

Father Ricardo Rivera, a theology teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, dances with cheerleaders during the school’s homecoming pep rally. More Stories: Beatification inquiry for French martyred priest Priests Need...

Commentary: The Enduring Value Of Celibacy

By Father Carter Griffin – A few days ago, someone asked me in passing whether the “big meeting in Rome” — referring to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon — would allow priests to...

79 Years for Fr Sean Bailey!

Catholic Women’s League members at St Francis Xavier parish in Bluff, Durban, celebrated Fr Sean Bailey’s 79th birthday with him and his fellow priests. The CWL also presented the priests with new sheets and...

Father Pieter van Heeswijk Rest in Peace

Father Pieter van Heeswijk of Durban died on September 8 at 91. Petrus (Pieter) Johannes Josephus van Heeswijk was born on September 3, 1928, in the Netherlands. After his philosophical and theological studies, he...

Learning What the Church Does

By  Fr Paul Tatu CSS – A  visit to the headquarters of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) was an eye-opener for many seminarians at St John Vianney Seminary in Pretoria “Many Catholics are not familiar with...

Why ‘Baby Priests’ Get Together

Archbishop Stephen Brislin and priests who have been in ministry for five years or less. Priestly formation never stops. That’s why “baby priests” — those, like myself, who were recently ordained — have to...