It is officially a new decade and to celebrate, we have collected the most popular articles published on Pray Tell since its first publication in 2010. Here are numbers six through ten.
Chase Becker – December 20, 2012
After the devastating earthquake destroyed Cathédrale Notre Dame de l’Assomption in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a design competition took place for the new Cathedral. Segundo Cardona and six other architects from Puerto Rico won the competition. Seven years after the publishing of Baker’s article, the cathedral reconstruction hasn’t made any significant headway.
Anthony Ruff, OSB – January 26, 2015
A year after Pope Francis referred to newly trained priests as “little monsters,” Anthony Ruff did an anonymous interview with three diocesan officials about the difficulties with some of the newly ordained priests that were coming out of seminaries.
8. Table Graces
Rita Ferrone – November 21, 2012
The day before Thanksgiving in the United States, Rita Ferrone started an open thread asking people to share their meal prayers and general customs around praying before/after meals. This led to a wonderful discussion in the comment section. Many people took the time to share their favorite prayers.
Editor – October 22, 2017
To put it lightly, this was a very controversial piece that went out. Pray Tell received news from an anonymous source that James Bartylla, the vicar general of the Diocese of Madison, sent remarks giving permission to priest to refuse a funeral for “a person in a homosexual civil or notorious union.”
Anthony Ruff, OSB – January 23, 2015
About four years ago, Pope Francis made a statement in the Philipines by moving from behind the altar to share peace with some of the members of the congregation. This was months after then perfect of the Congregation of Divine Worship Cardinal Llovera wrote that priests should not be doing exactly that.