Religious Life

Grant Kaplan August 27, 2019
Despite the long and illustrious history of the Catholic Church in Germany, in the late 19th century Catholics became the great Other to modernizing, secularizing forces.
Nearly 400 Franciscans pose Aug. 1, 2019, during a four-day gathering in Denver. It is one of the largest gatherings of Franciscans in the United States, with the purpose of friars getting to know each other as the process of the order's six provinces become one. The gathering took place July 29-Aug. 2. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)
Catholic News Service August 12, 2019
Revitalization of Franciscan life and ministry in America is the goal of this multiyear process of restructuring that began in 2012 with discussions by the friars of the six provinces.
Catholic News Service July 15, 2019
Members of the Dominican general chapter elected 51-year-old Father Gerard Francisco Timoner to be the master general of the worldwide religious order.
Louis J. Cameli May 06, 2019
For celibate priests, there are three specific and essential elements of formation for sustaining their commitment: They need a meaningful reason for celibacy, they need skills for celibate living, and they need a supportive community.
Stephen Bevans, Robin Ryan April 01, 2019
In the wake of an important document on the priesthood, two members of religious congregations offer a few reflections in conversation with the document on another kind of priesthood that is exercised in the church—the priesthood that is lived within religious or consecrated life.
Amanda Vernon and Matt Fase, C.S.C. (photo courtesy Amanda Vernon)
Sean Salai, S.J. April 01, 2019
This is a story about two people who fell in love with each other and gave that love back to God in surrender.