from ONE

To Be a Priest in the Holy Land
text by Michele Chabin
(From ONE magazine March 2011)
Arab Catholics pursue their call to priesthood

Orthodoxy Renewed
text by Victor Sonkin with photographs by Julia Vishnevets
(From ONE magazine March 2010)
Russia’s church wrestles with a changing society

Redefining Retirement
story and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine March 2009)
Kerala’s priests carry on

As It Was, So Shall It Remain?
by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2009)
Ethiopia’s Orthodox church retools its clergy for a fast-changing world

A Priest With Global Reach
by Jomi Thomas and Sean Sprague
(From ONE magazine May 2008)
A pastor in southern India tackles unemployment and poverty

Village Priests
text by Paul Wachter
photographs by Cody Christopulos
(From ONE magazine November 2005)
Formed to live as one with the people

by Msgr. Robert L. Stern
(From ONE magazine July 2005)
Chosen People

Healing Kerala’s Health Care
text and photographs by Peter Lemieux
(From ONE magazine September 2011)
The church fills gaps in India’s admired health care system

Following Christ in an Indian Way
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1998)
The Sisters of the Imitation of Christ, known as the Bethany Sisters, work tirelessly in India.

Forming Coptic Catholic Priests
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
Forming priests at St. Leo the Great Coptic Catholic Patriarchal Seminary in Cairo, Egypt.

Life in a Coptic Catholic Village
text by Jessica Jones
photographs by Mohammed El-Dakhakhny
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
A priest’s weekly visits to a remote Egyptian village provide support and hope.

Forming Priests in India’s Thriving Church
compiled by CNEWA staff
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1997)
To meet the needs of India’s thriving Christian population, numbers of seminarians must increase.

Against All Odds: Preparing Iraq’s Priests
text and photos by Rev. William D. Corcoran
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1996)
Despite brutal, often dangerous surroundings, seminarians at the Chaldean Catholic Patriarchal Seminary of St. Peter in Baghdad are zealous in their calling.

The Fulfillment of a Cherished Dream
by the Rev. Dr. Varghese Ottathengil
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1996)
St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Seminary in Trivandrum hasn’t had it easy, but it survives as an institution supporting a blended study of Christianity and Indian spirituality.

Byzantine Catholics in the Midwest
by the Rev. Nicholas Rachford, J.C.L.
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1995)
Though transplanted from central Europe, Byzantine Catholics in the Midwest continue to follow the ancient rites and traditions of their church.

Answering the Call
text by Mariya Tytarenko with photographs by Petro Didula
(From ONE magazine November 2011)
Recently ordained priests rejuvenate Ukraine’s Greek Catholic Church

The Traveling Shepherd of Tinos
by Mark Leeds
photos by Dee Leeds
(From Catholic Near East Spring 1988)
Father Roccos Psaltis tends to the spiritual needs of the Greek Catholic population of this beautiful isle.

Called to Do the Truth
by Thomas Riley
photos by Joan Tedeschi
(From Catholic Near East Winter 1988)
Emmaus house in Harlem is Eastern Christianity at work in the West.

Axios! He Is Worthy
by Rev. Romanos V. Russo
photos: courtesy of Rev. Romanos V. Russo
(From Catholic Near East Magazine Summer 1982)
Ordination to the priesthood in the Eastern Catholic churches is an event marked by mystery and grace.

Serving Church and Family
text by Matthew Matuszak
photographs by Petro Didula
(From CNEWA WORLD January – February 2004)
Ministry and married life fill the busy days of a Ukrainian priest

from News

Priest Murdered, Nun Commits Suicide in Southern India
Catholic News Service (2 April 2013)
TRICHUR, India (CNS) — Catholics in southern India faced double tragedies at Easter time: the murder of the rector of a regional major seminary and the suicide of a young nun.

Syrian Priest Killed in Rebel Attack on Franciscan Convent
Catholic News Service (25 June 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A 49-year-old Syrian priest and hermit was killed on 23 June, apparently when a group of rebels attacked the Franciscan Convent of St. Anthony in Ghassanieh, a village in the north near the Turkish border.

Nuncio: Syria’s War Creates Havoc, Priest’s Whereabouts Unknown
Catholic News Service (30 July 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The war in Syria is like a factory churning out nothing but death, destruction and suffering, said Archbishop Mario Zenari, Vatican nuncio to Syria.

Italian Official Comments on Kidnapped Jesuit
Catholic News Service (7 August 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — After more than a week with no word from Jesuit Father Paolo Dall’Oglio, an Italian priest who worked for decades in Syria, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said, “it seems he has been kidnapped by an Islamist group” that is a “local version of Al Qaida,” the terrorist group.

Family, Nuncio in Syria Plead for News About Kidnapped Jesuit
Catholic News Service (28 July 2014)
ROME (CNS) — On the eve of the first anniversary of the presumed kidnapping of an Italian Jesuit in Syria, his family posted a video on YouTube pleading for news about his whereabouts.

Military Chaplains Bring God to Soldiers on Ukraine Front Lines
Catholic News Service (1 April 2015)
LVIV, Ukraine (CNS) — War is not easy to experience, but Jesuit Father Andrij Zelinskyj has found a calling to be on the front line.

Former Indian Priests, Sisters Call on Church for Severance
Catholic News Service (2 April 2015)
KOCHI, India (CNS) — An expelled religious sister’s fight for compensation has led to calls from former priests and sisters in India for the introduction of severance similar to that offered to employees of private firms.

Court Blocks Israeli Plan to Extend Separation Wall in Cremisan Valley
Catholic News Service (3 April 2015)
BEIT JALA, West Bank (CNS) — Israel’s Supreme Court blocked a plan to build a separation barrier through the Cremisan Valley in the West Bank that would have divided a Catholic monastery, a convent and adjacent olive vineyards.

Priest in Jordan Ministering to Refugees Is ‘Living With Saints’
Catholic News Service (11 June 2015)
MARKA, Jordan (CNS) — Hearing a beloved voice, a little boy hurriedly hobbled down the pale stone steps of the church hall to greet the priest with a tender hug.

Priest Says Situation in Gaza Continues to Deteriorate
Catholic News Service (17 July 2015)
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (CNS) — One year after a war with Israel that turned daily life here into a nightmare, a Catholic priest in Gaza said the situation in this besieged Palestinian territory has deteriorated even further.

Priest Finds Frustrations Build Among Christians in Iraq Camp
Catholic News Service (21 July 2015)
MANCHESTER, England (CNS) — When the Islamic State overran the Iraqi town of Qaraqosh last August, one of the priests there jumped into his car and joined the exodus of Christians on the road east in the hope of reaching the safety of Kurdish-controlled territory.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: A Moment of Solace
A priest reflects during Holy Week at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (photo: Paul Souders)

His Priests Are His Wealth
Bishop Vincent Mar Paulos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church of Marthandam stops by the CNEWA offices and praises the generosity of our donors.

Ordination Observations
ONE contributor Mariya Tytarenko shares a record of her thoughts and impressions from a Ukrainian Greek Catholic ordination she attended in July 2011.

Picture of the Day: The Heart of the Matter
Seminarian Philip Chasia and his wife, Mercy, stand outside their one-room house near the campus of the Orthodox Patriarchal Ecclesiastical School in Nairobi, Kenya. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: A Keralite Priest in Mumbai
Father Francis Eluvathingal performs a wedding ceremony at the Jyotis Care Center in Navi Mumbai. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

CNEWA Donor Meets Priest She's Supported for 20 Years
CNEWA donor Mabel Caron finally meets her "priest son."

Page One: Headlines for 10/25/12
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: Life with Father
Father Volodymyr Havrylenko blesses a traditional Ukrainian meal before eating with his wife, Halia, and two daughters, Oksanka and Sofika, at their home in Yavoriv, a town eight miles from the Polish border. (photo: Petro Didula)

From Russia, a Flying Church and Parachuting Priests
The Russian military unveiled an unlikely new weapon in its arsenal this month -- an army of parachuting priests.

Picture of the Day: Solitude Sublime
Father Dario Escobar prays in the Hermitage of St. Hawqa in Lebanon’s Qadisha Valley. (photo: Armineh Johannes)

Picture of the Day: Ethiopia’s Priests of Tomorrow
Young seminarians practice chanting in Ge’ez in Ziway. (photo: Peter Lemieux)

Picture of the Day: Divided Land
The Rev. Firas Aridah was a pastor in the village of Aboud for 6 years. Over 1,600 acres of Aboud’s land were confiscated by the Israeli occupation for construction of settlements and separation wall. (photo: Rich Wiles)

Picture of the Day: Family of Kidnapped Jesuit Visits Pope
On Friday, Pope Francis met the four sisters and three brothers of Jesuit Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, missing since last year and presumed kidnapped in northern Syria. (photo courtesy Infosj)

Remembering Cardinal Egan
We join our prayers today with so many others being offered for the repose of New York’s retired archbishop, Cardinal Edward Egan. Many will be gathering at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for his funeral this afternoon.

Picture of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
The Rev. Androwas Bahus teaches children in the smallest of his parishes at St. Andrew the Apostle Melkite Greek Catholic Church, in Akko, Israel. (photo: Ilene Perlman)

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Rev. Francis Eluvathingal

The Rev. Francis Eluvathingal, a Syro-Malabar priest, helps migrants stay connected to their faith.

90 Years, 90 Heroes:
Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J.

The Rev. Edmund A. Walsh, S.J., was the first papal-appointed president of Catholic Near East Welfare Association and a tireless benefactor of the churches and peoples of the East.

Page One: Headlines for 9/29/17
Stories of interest for the day.

Picture of the Day: The New Priests of India
The Rev. Baby Karintholil of St. Thomas the Apostle Seminary in India prays with a family during a home visit. (photo: Meenakshi Soman)

Picture of the Day: Praying for Priests in India
The Rev. Jaison Koonamplakkal leads the Mary Matha Major Seminary in India. (photo: Meenakshi Soman)

Picture of the Day: A Future Saint for Iraq?
The Vatican has given its permission for the opening of the sainthood cause of an Iraqi priest and three deacons who were murdered by armed gunmen in Mosul.

Picture of the Day: Visiting Home
Amir Maher, a Coptic Catholic seminarian studying in Cairo, greets Deacon Boutros Yousef Yacoub in his hometown of Al Wasta, outside of Assiut. (photo: Roger Anis)

Picture of the Day: More Than Just a Haircut
Tonsure ceremony for Ukrainian Catholic priest

Picture of the Day: Preaching and Teaching in Egypt
A priest reaches out to those on the margins

from CNEWA Connections

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(From CNEWA Connections AUGUST 2012)