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Interview with Fr. Tony Percy on Confession and the Priesthood
Last edited 4th April 2013

In this interview, Fr. Tony Percy, Rector of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Sydney, explains what the Sacrament of Confession is really all about, and talks about the importance of the maintaining confidentiality within the Sacrament. Fr Percy also shares some insight into the process of training future priests in the Archdiocese of Sydney.

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer for Priests
Last edited 21st February 2013



Ireland: Diocesan Priestly Vocations at Record Low
Last edited 31st October 2012

Only 12 men began studies for the priesthood this autumn in Ireland’s 26 dioceses—a record low.


Set Apart (Short Film)
Last edited 24th October 2012

"Set Apart" is a documentary about Monasticism, a portrait of four men who made the radical choice to join a Benedictine monastery in western Canada, on what they gave up and what they have since found. Shown at the JP2 Film Festival!

A Great Website to Promote Vocations -
Last edited 12th October 2012

Take a look at this fantastic vocation website which features a range of resources, including:


CARA Study Finds Abundance of Potential Priests and Sisters
Last edited 10th October 2012

A new study disputes the common myth concerning a vocations crisis. The study has found that there are an abundance of potential priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers — 600,000, in fact.

Religious orders say social media spurs interest in vocations
Last edited 9th October 2012

Several US religious congregations and organisations are taking advantage of social media to "introduce" individuals discerning a call to a vocation and the seminary, convent or monastery that fits them.

How Many Priests Are There in the United States?
Last edited 8th October 2012

There are 40,203 diocesan and religious-order priests in the United States, as well as 5,015 seminarians, 17,816 men who have been ordained as permanent deacons, 55,045 religious sisters, and 4,518 religious brothers.


Diaconate Ordination in Rome for Two Sydney Seminarians
Last edited 4th October 2012

Families, friends along with several fellow seminarians from the Seminary of the Good Shepherd at Homebush are in Rome tomorrow for the Diaconate Ordination at St Peter's Basilica of Australian priests in training, Nicholas Rynne and Daniel McCaughan. The two young men began their training for the priesthood at Sydney's Seminary of the Good Shepherd before moving to Rome to complete for the final four years of their studies at Rome's Pontifical North American College. Visit this article to read more.

Twin Priests Inspired by Vietnamese "Boat People"
Last edited 24th September 2012

Australian-born Father Kevin O'Neill who was elected Superior General of the Missionary Society of St Columban in Los Angeles last week is not the only member of his family to pursue a priestly or religious vocation. Fr Kevin's identical twin brother, Fr Peter O'Neill is also a Columban priest while the brothers' sibling, Sister Kate O'Neill is Province Leader for Our Lady of the Missions in the Philippines where she works with street children and those addicted to drugs, helping rehabilitate them and reunite them with their families.


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