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'Year for Vocations': English diocese stresses universal call to sainthood

Dec 2, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Alongside the Year for Consecrated Life called for by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England, is observing 2015 as a year for vocations, promoting among the faithful the universal call to sanctity.  

Pope Francis – Do you have what it takes to be a good priest?

Nov 12, 2014 - 04:56 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the qualities needed to be a true minister of God, saying that those who are ordained should never be “authoritative,” but rather humble and merciful.

Young men at ordination: 'I can't imagine a better way to live'

Oct 3, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Transitional deacons ordained this week in St. Peter’s Basilica shared their experience of overwhelming joy in serving God, which stems from a life of sacrifice that’s worth giving everything to live.

Family finds hope in priestly ordination of dying seminarian

Sep 10, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Family members of a priest who died of cancer just two days after his ordination say that his brief priesthood was an incredible blessing, for which they are grateful.    

Pope greets father of youth who died but dreamed of being priest

Aug 14, 2014 - 04:16 am .- Among the people who greeted Pope Francis at his arrival in South Korea was a father of an adolescent who wanted to be a priest but died in the country's massive ferry accident earlier this year.

Papal delegation suspends ordinations in Paraguay diocese

Jul 29, 2014 - 04:39 pm .- An apostolic visitation of Paraguay's Cuidad del Este diocese concluded on Saturday with the visitors suspending a scheduled ordination until they have reached conclusions about their investigation.

Pope encourages priests to work in joy, brotherhood

Jun 21, 2014 - 06:01 am .- During his one day his visit to Italian town Cassano all'Jonio, Pope Francis met with the priests of the diocese, speaking of the joy of the priesthood, but also of the dangers of an individualistic culture.

Never forget your first love, Pope encourages priests

Jun 6, 2014 - 05:22 am .- Pope Francis directed his daily homily today to his brother bishops and priests, telling them to always put love of God and their flock first, before pursuing a scholastic career.

Gossip is the plague of community life, Pope tells seminarians

May 13, 2014 - 12:00 am .- In a meeting with all of Rome’s seminarians, Pope Francis spoke frankly of the challenges of community life, including the temptation to gossip and the importance of prayer.

Pope to newly ordained: always be merciful

May 11, 2014 - 06:38 am .- In his homily at an ordination Mass this morning, Pope Francis urged those becoming priests to follow Christ’s example of mercy in the sacrament of Confession.

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.”

'I can't leave my people': Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr

Apr 15, 2014 - 07:21 am .- Days after Dutch priest Fr. Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Syria, a close young friend recalled his saintly life, noting both his personal holiness and extraordinary advances in Christian-Muslim relations.

Holy Orders fosters a passionate love of the Church, Pope notes

Mar 26, 2014 - 05:13 am .- In his weekly general audience Pope Francis continued his catechesis on the Sacraments, devoting today’s discourse to those who receive Holy Orders, referring to it as a vocation of “service.”

Pope lauds 'bravery' of those anointed by God

Jan 27, 2014 - 06:52 am .- In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the significance of the special anointing given to priests and bishops, emphasizing that it marks their role of service to the Church, which we should be grateful for.

Pope: Good priests have living relationship with Jesus Christ

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:44 am .- Pope Francis' homily on Saturday morning offered a strong exhortation to priests to remain faithful to their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Francis and Benedict linked in call for joyful priests

Dec 3, 2013 - 10:18 am .- At a presentation of a work by Benedict XVI on the priesthood, the head of the Vatican's doctrine office said that both Benedict and Pope Francis share a view on priestly vocation and the crisis it faces.

Church is 'depository' of God’s forgiveness, Pope says

Nov 20, 2013 - 05:44 am .- In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis spoke about the power Jesus gave the apostles to forgive sins in his name, stating that priest’s should exercise this ministry with “humility.”

Rome program aims to better priests' engagement with media

Nov 20, 2013 - 02:03 am .- In an effort to equip future priests to better encounter the mass media, one seminary in Rome now provides a hands-on workshop in social communications.

Rome sabbatical aims to renew priests through prayer, formation

Nov 11, 2013 - 06:04 am .- A special sabbatical program invites priests to come to the Eternal City to rest and receive classes on topics relevant in the Church today in order to give new ardor to their pastoral ministry.

Video highlights seminarians, priestly vocations in Los Angeles

Nov 4, 2013 - 04:25 pm .- As seminary enrollments continue to rise, the Los Angeles archdiocese has released a vocational video titled “Follow Me: Journeys to Priesthood,” telling the stories of many seminarians discerning a call to priesthood.

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