Priestly vocations

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The inner courtyard of Heiligenkreuz Abbey in the Vienna Woods, Austria.

Catholic archdiocese of Vienna sees rise in seminarians

The archdiocese of Vienna has reported a rise in the number of men training for the priesthood.   Read more

Pope Francis ordains a priest in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

Francis 'would be disappointed' by focus on priestly ordination of married men

The Archbishop of Armagh said Thursday that the pope's apostolic exhortation on the Amazon was foremost a call to preserve... Read more

Pastor of vibrant Arkansas parish named Bishop of Shreveport

Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Msgr. Francis Malone, pastor of an Arkansa parish known for having generated many priestly vocations, as... Read more

Newly ordained priests are vested during their Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, April 26, 2015.

Former vicar general of Rome: Ordaining married men in Amazon a 'wrong choice'

Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who served as Vicar General of Rome for 17 years and was a close collaborator of St.... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants of Serra International's 75th international convention in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 23, 2017.

Francis urges Serrans to 'keep moving forward' promoting vocations

Pope Francis offered encouragement Friday to members of Serra International, which promotes religious vocations, urging them to persevere in their... Read more

Pope Francis on retreat, March 4, 2017.

Pope Francis has some ideas on how to fix the priest shortage

In a newly-released interview Pope Francis discussed the shortage of vocations to the priesthood, saying the first response must be... Read more