Fr Pius Mary Noonan OSB looks at what the meaning and practice of the monastic life, and its role in the context of an increasingly atheistic world.
Browsing: Priesthood & Celibacy
Fr Michael Doody reflects on the privileged gift of the priesthood, and how they are – like the apostles who came before them – mere human beings.
Archbishop Julian Porteous explores what it means to be a deacon, and the interesting history behind how it re-emerged as a permanent ministry in the Latin Church.
Archbishop Julian Porteous reflects on Good Shepherd Sunday by explaining four aspects of how a priest and deacon should be a good shepherd to his flock. This homily is for the 4th Sunday of Easter.
Archbishop Julian Porteous preaches on Jesus’ final opportunity to be with His disciples, His washing of the disciples’ feet, and the institution of the Mass and the priesthood. This homily is for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Evening of Holy Thursday).
Archbishop Julian Porteous discusses the role of priests in inviting the contemporary world to Jesus Christ and the truth which sets us free. This homily is for the Chrism Mass.
Bishop Robert Barron explores an argument for priestly celibacy based on the need for some Christians to be witnesses to our true destiny: Union with God.