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Vocations on the rise: Two Capuchin Franciscan priests ordained in Abu Dhabi Watch

Image of Catholics in Southern Arabia last week gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the ordination of two Capuchin Franciscan priests by Bishop Paul Hinder, Vicar Apostolic of Southern Arabia.

Catholics in Southern Arabia last week gathered in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the ordination of two Capuchin Franciscan priests by Bishop ... continue reading

What is the one tragic thing keeping graduates from their vocations? Watch

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New graduates have become so indebted to private banks, the government and other sources of money after borrowing enough to pay for their ... continue reading

Late-vocational priest shares story of entering the priesthood Watch

Image of Reverend Thomas Woodhouse answered the call to join the priesthood following years of gentle prodding.

Despite attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and joining the U.S. Marine Corps, Thomas Woodhouse was welcomed as a new priest at ... continue reading

Orlando Bishop strikes amazing movement to inspire Hispanic Catholics into vocations Watch

Image of Orlando Bishop John Noonan presented a vocation workshop at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York (CNS/Gregory A. Shemitz).

Bishop John Noonan spoke on the first of a two-day Hispanic vocations workshop sponsored by the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation ... continue reading

'What about you?': Pope Francis' Philadelphia homily calls on religious to inspire vocations Watch

Image of Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

During Pope Francis' U.S. tour, he led mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. Though each U.S. mass the ... continue reading

Napa Institute: Where Leaders Turn for Formation

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Many of us benefit from the example and outreach of men and women who are leaders in our Catholic faith. These faithful servants help ... continue reading

'You trust in the Lord, and you trust where he's leading you.' Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

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As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican sister says it is no ... continue reading


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Much has been written about and many homilies have lamented the vocation crisis in the Catholic Church in the United States.  ... continue reading

Nuns watching soap operas and the 'terrorism' of gossip: Pope Francis and Naples' religious Watch

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In a wide-ranging, off-the-cuff speech to priests and religious in Naples, Pope Francis addressed various challenges of consecrated life, ... continue reading

Faithlessness Breeds a Guilty Conscience Watch

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Whoever rejects me and does not accept my words has something to judge him: the word that I spoke HYTHE, KENT, UK (Catholic Online) - Don't ... continue reading

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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

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

Image of Fr. Ray Kelly is a singing sensation with his beautiful voice and artful adaptations.

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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