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Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

Chaput to college students: Following God's will is the answer to our dark times

There’s a scene in the middle of the Lord of the Rings, a fantasy series written by Catholic author J.R.R.... Read more

Pope Francis with religious sisters and brothers Oct. 16, 2018.

Pope Francis: Be bold in responding to the Lord's call

It takes courage and boldness to trust in God’s promises and follow the vocation he has set out for you,... Read more

Friar Juan Maria Crisostomo (Right) hitchhiking with a fellow friar and Little Sister of Jesus and Mary.

Meet the hitchhiking friar with an extraordinary near-death experience

Miraculous events have shaped Friar Juan Maria Crisostomo’s life to bring him to the radical poverty and simplicity of his... Read more

Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi is ordained July 2 by Bishop José Ignacio Munilla.

Questions from agnostic friend lead Spanish man to the priesthood

Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi became the youngest priest in the diocese of San Sebastian, Spain, when he was ordained last... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Oct 31, 2018.

Pope Francis calls faithful married love 'revolutionary'

Faithful married love, in which a husband loves his wife like Christ loves the Church, is “revolutionary,” Pope Francis said... Read more

Cover of the instruction on consecrated virgins, Ecclesia sponsae imago.

Vatican publishes norms on consecrated virgins

Almost 50 years after the Church published the new Rite of Consecrated Virginity, the Vatican has issued an instruction on... Read more

Is the single life a vocation? Maybe we're asking the wrong question.

From a young age, Catholics are taught to pray about and discern their vocations – whether they're called to marriage,... Read more

The little-known vocation of consecrated virginity

When speaking about vocational life, the first people who come to mind are often married couples, priests or nuns. Lesser... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall on Oct. 4, 2014.

Where does every vocation start? The family, Pope Francis says

In a meeting with members of the Italian Adult Catholic Scouting Movement, Pope Francis stressed the “educative mission” of the... Read more

Woman praying in Milan, Aug. 21, 2007.

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience, May 21, 2014.

Do not fear the call of Jesus, Pope says in radio interview

In a 20-minute live interview on an Argentinean radio station on Aug. 8, Pope Francis encouraged young people to fearlessly... Read more

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Columnist calls for 'life-giving' community among single laity

Amid rising numbers of people living alone, the Church must help build relationships and community with those who are not... Read more

Fr. Paulo and Fr. Felipe Lizama are twin brothers and Catholic priests in Chile. Photo courtesy of Fr. Lizama.

Saved from abortion, Chilean twin brothers are now priests

Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors... Read more

Pope Francis embraces, cries with Nathan during WYD.

Pope cries with Brazilian child who wants to be a priest

Nathan de Brito brought Pope Francis to tears during one of his motorcades through the streets of Rio de Janeiro... Read more