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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

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


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

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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


CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN FRIARS PROVINCE OF ST. AUGUSTINE

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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


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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


Gaudete Sunday is a Blueprint for Consecrated Life - Year of Consecrated Life Watch

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I remember the day I started smiling and have not been able to stop since. I was a novice. It was the moment, in a 15 day silent retreat ... continue reading


What is the Burning Question in Priestly Formation?

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The Word will never be given you without giving you also a mission.  It will make you aware of the suffering of the people right next ... continue reading


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

Image of Laity already perform many roles within the Church. Is it time for them to perform even more?

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


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


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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


Prayer is the first part of missionary work Watch

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Every Christian is called to be a missionary through prayer, working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit, who gives prayer efficacy, Pope ... continue reading


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