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Seminarians in the Third Millennium
Last edited 14th December 2010

This is a video made for Alumni Day 2007 at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. The premise is that the class of 1957 made a short film about what the seminary would be like in 2007.


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US Catholics to Celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week
Last edited 12th December 2010

The U.S. bishops conference announced that the Church across the country will recognize and bring awareness to consecrated vocations during a special week in January. The National Vocation Awareness Week will start on Jan. 9, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, which marks the beginning of Jesus' public ministry.

Why the Church Needs Lay, Single Catholics
Last edited 8th December 2010

The single life may seem like the "last resort" - the state where anyone ends up who doesn't feel called to the priesthood or religious life and who can't find a suitable spouse for marriage. But the single life is just as much a vocation, a divine call, as any of the other states. The Church needs lay Catholics who work in the world, but who can dedicate themselves to their work and the spread of the Gospel, without having to worry about supporting a family. So God calls certain people to the single life in the world.


Twins Celebrate a Combined 100 Years in the Priesthood
Last edited 8th December 2010

On Dec. 18, the city of Parana will witness a record-breaking event: The twin priests Father César and Father Raúl Molaro will celebrate together their 50 years in the priesthood. The theme for the celebration is: "100 Years in the Priesthood, Saviors With Jesus."

Cardinal Piacenza Calls for a 'Catholic Reform' in the Priesthood
Last edited 7th December 2010

Since last October, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza has worked as Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, which is a key office at the Vatican assisting priests in their formation and pastoral ministry. "What I intend, with God's help, is to be transparent to God's action and also to the Pope. The Pope takes care of the priests through the Congregation for the Clergy, therefore, I will take much care in the unity with the Holy Father."

Ordination as Deacons a "Great Gift of the Church"
Last edited 1st December 2010

Greg Morgan admits he is "awestruck" and just "a little nervous" about the upcoming Ritual Mass when he and two other members of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd will be ordained as deacons by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell. Read more about Australia's youngest Deacon in this article...


Pope: Homosexuality Incompatible With Priesthood
Last edited 8th December 2010

In the new book 'Light of the World', Pope Benedict XVI strongly reaffirmed Church teaching about homosexual acts and said homosexuality itself is “incompatible” with the priesthood. The Holy Father emphasised that the Church needs to hold firm on this point, “even if it is not pleasing to our age.”


Benedict XVI Calls on the Religious to Guard Community Life
Last edited 8th December 2010

Benedict XVI received various superior generals of the main religious orders who have gathered in Rome to discuss the challenges of religious life in the West. The Pope said that despite the declining number of priests, the Church will never cease to have consecrated people because this life has its origin in God.

John Henry Newman Movie to Focus on the Priesthood
Last edited 8th December 2010

A new movie will show the life of John Henry Newman who was beatified in the Pope's recent visit to Great Britain in September.

St. Catherine of Siena Revered Priests Despite their 'Failings'
Last edited 24th November 2010

On Wednesday this week, Pope Benedict XVI focused on the life of St. Catherine of Siena, saying that although the 14th century mystic was “aware of the human failings of the clergy,” she had the “greatest reverence” for them. Read more in this article!

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