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Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his installation on March 19, 2013.

Pope to sisters: living with Jesus outside Church is absurd

May 8, 2013

By Alan Holdren

Pope Francis told leaders of women’s religious orders today that their vocations can only be recognized within the fold of... Read more

Papal Inauguration Mass in St. Peter's Square for Pope Francis on March 19, 2013.

Worldliness poses danger to priestly identity, Pope says

Apr 27, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The biggest threat to priests is the temptation to be more immersed in the world than the Gospel, says Pope... Read more

Pope Francis ordained ten men as priests in St. Peter's Basilica on April 21, 2013.

Minister with constant joy, Pope Francis counsels new priests

Apr 21, 2013

Pope Francis ordained 10 men as priests this morning, reminding them that they should carry out their ministry with “constant... Read more

Pope Francis presides over the Regina Caeli on April 21, 2013.

Ask Jesus what he wants and be brave, Pope tells youth

Apr 21, 2013

Just after ordaining 10 men to the priesthood, Pope Francis called on young Catholics to ask Jesus “what he wants... Read more

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations day to focus on hope

Apr 4, 2013

As the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations draws near, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has prepared resources... Read more

Jenn Garza training for the OC Marathon in preparation of her 'litany run.' Photo courtesy of Jennifer Garza.

Young adult uses marathon to pursue her vocation

Mar 12, 2013

A California-native is running 26.2 miles to support her vocation as a cloistered nun. But before Jenn Garza can join... Read more

Msgr. Richard Soseman with his new book

New Vatican vocations booklet mobilizes spiritual support

Feb 1, 2013

The latest edition of a Vatican magazine aimed at increasing priestly vocations and encouraging the spiritual adoption of priests has... Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. Photo

Family is the first seminary, says Archbishop Gomez

Nov 20, 2012

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said this week that Catholics need to encourage vocations to the priesthood especially... Read more

Kathleen Gilbert, former U.S. bureau chief for LifeSite News.

Pro-life news career helps journalist discover religious vocation

Oct 11, 2012

After years of working as a pro-life news reporter, a Catholic journalist discovered that she had a vocation to be... Read more

Deacons from the Pontifical North American College are ordained in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 4, 2012.

Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy

Oct 4, 2012

Thirty-three new deacons from Rome’s North American College were ordained Oct. 4 at a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica, bringing... Read more

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, presents the guidelines at the Vatican press office on June 25th, 2012

New Vatican guidelines: Parents should be careful not to block vocations

Jun 25, 2012

Parents should be careful not to block their son’s calling to the priesthood, new Vatican guidelines on promoting vocations say.  Read more

Father Robert Barron

Fr. Robert Barron to head Mundelein Seminary

May 11, 2012

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has named Catholic communicator and evangelist Father Robert L. Barron as the rector and president... Read more