One of the many highlights of World Youth Day, is a Mass which will be celebrated by the Holy Father himself, on August 20st in Madrid. Seminarians or those who think they may have a calling to the priesthood, can attend this Mass. But first, they must be accredited. Watch this video to find out how!
You could be forgiven for thinking this time one week ago five soon-to-be ordained young men may have been feeling a little nervous. Not so. They were certain of the path they had chosen and were keen to get on with it. For one of the young men, the youngest by five years, it was a path he chose while still at school. In fact Fr Greg Morgan, 24, admits he "bullied Cardinal Pell" into accepting him into the seminary. Visit this article to read about the incredible journey to the Priesthood undertaken by Sydney's 5 newest Priests!
Inside the Catholic Church exists a number of religious organizations made up of men and women who have taken the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. This includes groups such as the Jesuits and the Franciscans whose members number into the thousands. The leaders of these different orders recently gathered to discuss the challenges they face in the modern world. Watch this video for more.
Bishop Javier Echevarría, the prelate of Opus Dei, has ordained 35 new priests at the Basilica of St. Eugene in Rome. The newly ordained are from Italy, Spain, Holland, Singapore, Argentina, Colombia, Nigeria, the United States, France, Austria, Brazil, Mexico, El Salvador, Poland and Uganda.
Fr. Robert Barron is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a Priest. In this video, Fr. Barron talks about the joys, as well as the troubles, of the Priesthood, and shares his thoughts on the privilege of having this vocation in this day and age.
"Vocation Answers" is a video where seminarians and priests from around the world talk about the decision to become priests and the unique experience that follows. It explores everything from 'the calling' itself, to how their family reacted, what their friends and even girlfriends said.
On Sunday 15 May - the 4th Sunday of Easter - the Catholic Church celebrated the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. In his message to mark this day, Pope Benedict XVI stated: "It is a challenging and uplifting invitation that Jesus addresses to those to whom he says: “Follow me!”. He invites them to become his friends, to listen attentively to his word and to live with him."
Young women religious say their discernment involved a lot of prayer — and finding the right community.
In this video, listen to words of John Paul II, recalling the moment he discovered his vocation to the Priesthood: At a certain point in my life, I became convinced that Christ was saying to me; 'Come, Follow Me'.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests For Life, presents a small clip from a 1999 interview he did with former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson. In this segment Dr. Nathanson addresses the importance of educating the clergy on issues relating to bioethics.
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