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John Corrigan - Ordinary Aussie Bloke, Extraordinary Vocation
Last edited 11th January 2011

John Corrigan from Ballarat, Australia, has just completed seven years' seminary study. He returns to the seminary in February for another six months before his final ordination. This is his story!

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Pope Entrusts Pastors of the World to St. Joseph
Last edited 20th December 2010

Pope Benedict XVI is entrusting to the protection of St. Joseph all the pastors of the Church, so that they are able to offer to the world the message of Christ. Visit this article for the full translation of the Pope's address on St. Joseph, the Legal Father of Jesus.

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Former Science Teacher Named Bishop for Kansas Diocese
Last edited 15th December 2010

Fr. John Brungardt, 52, will become the new bishop of Dodge City in Kansas, succeeding Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore as he retires at age 68. In a recent interview, the bishop-elect described his rural upbringing and faith formation in a strongly Catholic family, as well as the “spiritual re-awakening” he later experienced after his mother's death in 1990. That loss led the science teacher into a life of intensified faith, with “more devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Rosary, prayer and daily Mass” – all of which eventually led him to a calling with local clergy. Read his story in this article!

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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.

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Why the Church Needs Lay, Single Catholics
Last edited 9th September 2014

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.


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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."

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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."

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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...


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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.”


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