URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,931 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope to priests: renew devotion, practice asceticism

Catholic World News - April 26, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI called all priests to "interior renewal for the sake of a stronger and more incisive witness to the Gospel in today's world" during his Sunday audience on April 25.

The Pope encouraged priests to make regular visits to the Blessed Sacrament, to practice "austere asceticism" as a means of ensuring their fidelity to the priestly mission, and to make themselves always available to their parishioners.

Taking note of the annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pontiff said that the awakening of a vocation begins with prayer. He asked parents to pray that "their children's hearts may be opening to listen to the Good Shepherd."

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,989 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,011.12
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days