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What's it like to be a consecrated hermit? Watch

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The word 'hermit' might conjure up some strange images, a la John the Baptist living reclusively in the desert, wearing a hair shirt and ... continue reading


The importance of Sisters in schools

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In Lincoln, Nebraska, you can tell the seasons by the habits of the School Sisters of Christ the King. Denver, Colo. (CNA/EWTN News) - It's ... continue reading


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Why are some Vocations dying? Watch

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On Saturday, Pope Francis told Colombia's priests and religious that vocations come from a variety of different backgrounds and flourish ... continue reading


This Irish priest sings the most beautiful adaptation of 'Hallelujah' you have ever heard Watch

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Irish priest, Fr. Ray Kelly has an adaptation of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' that will move you to tears. The video, which has gone viral, ... continue reading


Fifty percent of friends and family discourage vocation calls - 200 men and women chose God anyway Watch

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There were 216 Catholic women and men religious who took perpetual vows in the U.S. in 2016, and an annual survey has aimed to take their ... continue reading


Pope Francis issues a challenge to the consecrated: 'Put Christ in the midst of people' Watch

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Everyone, but especially consecrated men and women, Pope Francis said Thursday, are called to be leaven in the world, bringing Christ to ... continue reading


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Pope Francis speaks -- Here's why vocations are on the decline Watch

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Why are so many people forsaking or eschewing religious life? This is the question Pope Francis addressed during the plenary meeting of the ... continue reading


Pope Francis calls for a big change in vocations within the Church Watch

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A fresh and courageous perspective is needed when it comes to helping youth discern and discover their vocation, Pope Francis said ... continue reading


3 things you NEED to know about Vocation Awareness Week Watch

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So, it's the 40th annual Vocations Awareness Week in the United States, and you're looking for the perfect ways to promote vocations to the ... continue reading


'I hope to help satiate Christ's thirst...' Help seminarians and aspirants pursue their vocations Watch

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Personal and student debt can slow down or prevent prospective seminarians and aspirants to religious orders from pursuing their vocations, ... continue reading


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What is the Difference Between a Deacon and a Priest? Watch

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What's the difference between a deacon and a priest? Why can't a deacon hear my confession and forgive sins? We asked Catholic Online's ... continue reading


AP report reveals difficulties for priests - is it time for a change? Watch

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The Associated Press published an article detailing the challenges many priests face. It is time for a change in how the Church ... continue reading


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In Rochester, moms' group prays for vocations to come from among their families Watch

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A newly-formed group of Catholic mothers in Rochester, New York has committed to praying regularly for the flourishing of vocations from ... continue reading


Write zero-tolerance into canon law says abuse survivor Watch

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Canon law should be re-written to institute a global zero-tolerance policy against priests who commit sexual abuse, a clerical abuse ... continue reading


Global rosary for vocations happening now! Watch

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Marian shrines in more than 50 countries throughout world will join in a 24-hour rosary initiative on Friday to intercede for and honor the ... continue reading


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