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International Year of the Family Centers Concern on Family
Pope's letter to Families, U.S. Cardinals' to Clinton, focus on family, population issues
Cardinals' Letter to President Clinton on UN Cairo Conference
WFF Statement on Ordinatio Sacerdotalis
WFF On Female Servers at Mass
WFF Celebrates 10th with conference: The International Year of the Family
The Family & Population Ethics: Three Vatican agencies speak out
by Helen Hull Hitchcock
Affirmation for Catholic Women
WFF Conference Registration
Prayer for Priests --
O Jesus, our great High Priest,
Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father [N].
Give him a deep faith
a bright and firm hope
and a burning love
which will ever increase
in the course of his priestly life.
In his loneliness, comfort him
In his sorrows, strenghten him,
In his frustrations, point out to him
that it is through suffering that the soul is purified,
and show him that he is needed by the Church,
he is needed by souls,
he is needed for the work of redemption.
O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests,
take to your heart your son who is close to you
because of his priestly ordination,
and becasue of the power which he has received
to carry on the work of Christ
in a world which needs him so much.
Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strenght,
and especially help him
to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy.
John Joseph Cardinal Carberry
Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis
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