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Australia's First Sudanese Priest Ordained
Last edited 30th June 2013

Family and friends of Ladu Yanga packed St Stephens Cathedral for the ordination on Saturday.


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Does God Care Where I Work?
Last edited 1st July 2013

Certainly. However, the question that remains is whether you are using your gifts and talents to the best of your abilities. We all have a vocation — a calling — to express ourselves for who God has gifted us to be. For some of us, that calling directly relates to the way we make a living. For others, it may not relate directly, but instead relates to how we spend our time in other ways.


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"Why Priests?" by Garry Wills: A commentary by Fr. Barron
Last edited 17th June 2013

A new book by Garry Wills strongly attacks the role of priests in the Catholic Church. However, what Wills claims the Catholic priesthood involves is not only misguided, it is also outdated. In this video, Fr. Robert Barron talks about the real role of the priesthood, and points out the errors in Garry Wills' book.

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Welcome to Why Priest! New Catholic Website for Vocations!
Last edited 24th June 2013

The WhyPriest network (website, facebook page, twitter feed) contains articles, videos, and other media that highlight the many interesting activities of priests and shares the commentary that priests have about our everyday life and our faith. This includes intellectual pursuits, spiritual and philosophical reflections, as well as stories of regular daily activities of priests. Consider the man behind the collar and explore the humanity of the priesthood!


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Nun Who Spent Record 86 Years in Monastery Dies in Spain
Last edited 14th June 2013

Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said today that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.


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Pope: Pray for Priests and Bishops, So We Can Be Good Shepherds and Not Wolves
Last edited 16th May 2013

The Pope usually asks people to pray for him. During Wednesday's Mass, he asked others to pray for bishops and priests, so that they can be good shepherds. The Pope also warned them about the harm that comes when one gets attached to riches or fame. The Pope then made a reference to a reading from St. Paul, where he calls Christians to be vigilant and instruments of the Holy Spirit.

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Typical new priest: 32-year-old cradle Catholic who prays Rosary, takes part in Eucharistic adoration
Last edited 3rd May 2013

The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2013 is a 32-year-old cradle Catholic who has three or more siblings and prayed the Rosary regularly before entering seminary, according to a survey of 366 of the 497 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

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Seminaries - Pope's Mission Intention for May 2013
Last edited 2nd May 2013

In addition to asking us to pray for Administrators of Justice this month, the Holy Father has also asked us to pray: "That seminaries, especially those of mission churches, may form pastors after the Heart of Christ, fully dedicated to proclaiming the Gospel." Fr. Kubicki reflects on the Holy Father's mission intention for May 2013 in this video.

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An Actress' Journey from Hollywood to Holy Vows
Last edited 1st May 2013

Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life.

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There Once Was A Boy Named Geoffrey Who Became a Priest
Last edited 29th April 2013

There once was a boy named Geoffrey, who at 100 years of age is the World's Oldest school teacher, living in Sydney.

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