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Youth, discernment Pope's pick for next synod theme

Oct 6, 2016 - 09:00 am .- The theme for the 2018 Synod of Bishops has been released, and will focus on how to best teach the faith to young people and help them to discern God's will for their lives.

Be open to the surprises of the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis advises

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:23 am .- In his homily Thursday Pope Francis stressed the need to be open to the novelty of the Holy Spirit, by discerning new movements and directions without being immediately closed off from them.

Don't fall into the traps of relativism and rigidity, Pope says

Oct 10, 2015 - 02:01 pm .- In his homily on Friday Pope Francis focused on the importance of knowing how to discern whether something comes from God or the devil, who seduces and leads us to either become too rigid or relativistic.

Grassroots discernment program announced as Philly priestly vocations soar

Aug 21, 2015 - 12:03 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is witnessing a lot of exciting things these days: there’s the World Meeting of Families next month that will include a visit from Pope Francis, and now, a sizeable increase in vocations to the priesthood.

Pope: a Christian does not announce himself, but the Lord

Jun 24, 2014 - 09:50 am .- In his homily for the feast of John the Baptist’s birth, Pope Francis emphasized that a true Christian puts oneself aside in order for God to be seen, as John the Baptist did. 

New English discernment house hopes to help vocations flourish

Apr 16, 2014 - 04:07 pm .- Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, England, has announced plans for a house of discernment for potential priests, emphasizing the need for “a renewed love for the priesthood.”

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