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Fr. Barron: 'A Great Time to Be a Priest'

Last edited 23rd May 2011

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.

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Vocation Answers

Last edited 7th June 2011

"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.

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Last edited 15th May 2011

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."

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Why I Became a Sister

Last edited 28th April 2011

Young women religious say their discernment involved a lot of prayer — and finding the right community.

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John Paul II on His Vocation

Last edited 6th April 2011

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'.

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Educating the Clergy on Life Issues

Last edited 6th April 2011

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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St. Alphonsus Liguori - An Example to Inspire Priests

Last edited 31st March 2011

Pope Benedict XVI dedicated his catechesis during the general audience this week to St. Alphonsus Liguori, the patron of confessors and moralists. St. Alphonsus Liguori was a doctor of civil and canon law but abandoned his promising career as a lawyer to become a priest. Pope Pius IX appointed him as a Doctor of the Church.

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Religious Sisters to Continue Mission in Japan

Last edited 22nd March 2011

Sister Ana Alvarado, a Peruvian religious sister of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Japan, stated that her community will continue its efforts in the country. Describing the tragic situation facing the thousands of Japanese, Sister Alvarado said there is widespread fear of an explosion at the Fukushima plant, which is leading to an increase in the number of people fleeing the area. Regardless, the Sisters have chosen to remain in the area, to help those who cannot evacutate.

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Priests Called This Lent to "Become What We Are"

Last edited 10th March 2011

The prefect of the Congregation for Clergy says that Lent is a time of conversion for priests, a time for them to convert themselves to what they already are. With this expression, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza is urging priests to a conversion of "identity" in his annual Lenten letter.

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God Calls Each One by Name

Last edited 8th March 2011

During his visit to the Major Roman Seminary, Pope Benedict XVI affirmed vocation is above a personal call from God who knows "each each of us by name."

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