Fr. Livinius Esomchi Nnamani was ordained to the priesthood in his hospital room on Holy Thursday and died of leukemia 23 days later. Read more about this extraordinary priest in this article from Catholic News Agency.
Fr. Paul Dumais, a priest serving in Maine, works with volunteers from his parish to bake bread to help the hungry and needy is his community. The National Catholic Register has your uplifting read for the day!
Father Raphael Nguyen was persecuted, imprisoned and tortured in Vietnam, but he fled to the United States after the fall of Saigon to communism. Read about his story and God's call to the priesthood in this article from the National Catholic Register.
They call it a spirituality year - time away from study and distractions that helps prepare men for the priesthood. This article from Catholic News Agency explains.
A priest in Nigeria is kidnapped on the way to his father's funeral. Catholic News Agency has more on this difficult story.
Pope Francis has opened up the cause of five French priests who served in Louisiana during the 1873 Yellow Fever pandemic. This article from Crux has more.
Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa sees himself as a simple preacher, but he's on his way to becoming a Cardinal. Read more in this article from Catholic News Agency.
In this uplifting article from National Catholic Register, Seminarian Chad Cheramie, Jr. tells the story of living a life of sin, and how one prayer changed the course of his life, ultimately sending him to study for the priesthood.
Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, NE is back from an extended leave and opens up about his mental health recovery. Read more in this article from Catholic News Agency.
Pope Francis notes that Fr. McGivney did everything possible to provide for the needs of those in need. Read more about Fr. McGivney's beatification in this article from Zenit.