How grieving the loss of his children led this father to the priesthood

And that’s not all. A remarkable vocation story, and a remarkable vocation, from The Cody Enterprise in Wyoming. Among other things, it gives a powerful sense of what it means to minister in some of the more remote corners of the country: In the New Testament, Paul asks the Romans, “And how can people preach [Read More...]

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Military archdiocese plans to hold first ever “discernment gathering” for possible chaplains

From CNS:  This fall, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services plans to hold its first discernment gathering for Catholic priests to encourage them to consider becoming military chaplains. The archdiocese regularly holds several retreats a year for young men who are thinking about the priesthood and the chaplaincy, but this will be the first [Read More...]

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Boom: priestly vocations rising in the U.S. What gives??

From Rome Reports:  It’s a call to serve…a vocation to dedicate one’s life to the Church. But the question iswhat influences these seminarians to pursue the priesthood? A recent study in the U.S, shows that at least in the U.S, one of the main factors is the influence of local parish priests.  Check out the [Read More...]

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When being a permanent deacon isn’t permanent: one man’s road to the priesthood

From Trenton comes this story of a former permanent deacon recently ordained a priest:  Father Jim Grogan Sr. is gregarious and warm. He laughs easily and often. He is also a man completely at peace with his life and where it’s headed. When he lost his wife to ovarian cancer eight years ago, the goals [Read More...]

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If you’re a pastor, how do you describe what you do in the Church?

Well, here’s a pretty good answer, from Evangelical pastor Rev. J. John. [Read more...]

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Irish bishop seeks discussion on ordaining married men as priests, women as deacons

From CNS:  An Irish bishop urged his colleagues to establish a commission to discuss the possibility of ordaining married men. Bishop Leo O’Reilly of Kilmore also wants the Irish bishops’ conference to empower the commission to further study female deacons. The proposal stemmed from a 10-month listening process that O’Reilly led in the Kilmore Diocese, [Read More...]

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The largest priest ordination class in the U.S.: Paterson, NJ—UPDATED

Last year, the distinction belonged to Brooklyn. Now, a neighbor to the northwest earns that title. Check it out, from the diocesan website via The Beacon:  Bishop Serratelli had the joyful distinction of ordaining the largest ordination class in the nation May 23 in St. Philip Church here.The 14 men of diverse cultural backgrounds and life [Read More...]

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Is the priest shortage a “manufactured crisis”?

View image | gettyimages.com From TribLive in Pittsburgh, a look at some of the challenges facing priests and deacons in Pennsylvania: Paul Sullins, a sociology professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, cautions against overreacting to what he calls an artificial crisis “manufactured by those who say we need to make these radical [Read More...]

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One family, three vocations

From The Catholic Free Press in Worcester: Jim and Patti Duffy have eight children. Five of them are still at home. Their three oldest have entered religious life at St. Benedict Center in Still River. Most recently, their son, Michael, now known as Brother Patrick Joseph, MICM, joined his twin, Brother Christopher Isaac, who entered [Read More...]

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Pittsburgh welcomes first consecrated virgin

From the Post-Gazette:  Sheila Ryan said she sensed she has had an unusual call from God from the time of her upbringing in McKeesport. It wasn’t until recently, though, that she learned the Catholic Church had a name for it and an official liturgy to formalize it. Early Sunday morning at St. Richard Church in [Read More...]

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