Renewal of mind, body and spirit was the focus for close to 100 priests who attended the conference of the National Federation of Priests' Councils, held April 22-25.
While a conference geared toward issues of priest leadership can tend to be male-dominated, a few women also made appearances in Reno.
One was Dominican Sr. Terry Rickard, executive director and president of RENEW International, who addressed priests Wednesday morning as part of the 45th annual conference of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils.
Her talk centered on small communities and their role in nurturing renewal and the new evangelization.
Trust, brotherhood and finding self-value in yourself over your work. Those are among the keys for priests to achieve a greater state of wellness and mental health, according to Jesuit Fr. Gerard McGlone.
The executive director of the Saint John Vianney Center in Philadelphia, a behavioral health facility for religious and priests, McGlone outlined those three keys to happiness during a presentation Tuesday at the 45th annual conference of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils.
With growing stresses from increasing responsibilities, how can priests avoid offering dull homilies and unengaged liturgies?
That topic was at the center of discussion Tuesday at the 45th annual conference of the National Federation of Priests’ Councils.
The theme of the conference “All things renewed in Christ,” really starts with the liturgy, the touchstone for priests, said Fr. Tony Cutcher, president of the federation.
These priests, who have dedicated their lives to helping those in poor working conditions, brought with them more than curiosity; they brought stories of their experiences from the past year.
The initiative seeks to place priests beside workers, especially those facing unfair wages, hours and working conditions. Today, those traits often describe the situation confronting immigrant workers.