Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014

Priests must anoint others with oil of gladness, Pope reflects

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2014 / 05:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily given during the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the joy of the priestly vocation, saying a cleric “is useless” unless his happiness is found in the grace of God.

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

Vatican City, Apr 17, 2014 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in conversation, a cardinal who worked with them both has said.

New English discernment house hopes to help vocations flourish

Manchester, United Kingdom, Apr 16, 2014 / 05:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has announced plans for a house of discernment for potential priests, emphasizing the need for “a renewed love for the priesthood.”

Pope is bringing human trafficking into public eye, ambassador says

Vatican City, Apr 16, 2014 / 01:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis is contributing to the fight against human trafficking by making the matter a frequent point of public discourse, says a U.S. ambassador who specializes in the subject.