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What’s There to Laugh About? These Nuns Have the Answer

Last edited 15th September 2015

We live in a time saturated with images. An exhibition opening in England next week, after attracting attention in Germany and Italy. It consists of 50 portraits of Vincentian nuns from the Swabian convent of Untermarchtal, all photographed laughing. That may seem trivial. It isn’t.

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A Call to Joy, Mercy and Hope - LA's Three New Bishops Ordained

Last edited 9th September 2015

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles ordained three new auxiliary bishops on Thursday, including the prominent internet evangelist Father Robert Barron. The archbishop encouraged the new bishops to bring the joy of God’s love to their flock.

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Very Different Journeys to the Priesthood for Two Men of Faith

Last edited 18th August 2015

On the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Saturday 15 August) two deacons were ordained into the priesthood at a beautiful ceremony at St Mary's Cathedral.

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What Motivates a Modern Nun?

Last edited 17th August 2015

On a hot August morning, 30-year-old Sister Bethany Madonna sits before the altar of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist. Seated alongside her are seven other women, also in their 30s, also dressed in blue habits and long white veils.

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A Vocation is a Gift You Receive, Not Something Created or Earned

Last edited 3rd August 2015

On the eve of his ordination as a priest by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP on 15 August, Deacon Lewi Barakat encourages every young Catholic to seriously pray and discern the call to consecrated life.

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Archbishop to Priests: Here's How to Not Give Bad Homilies

Last edited 16th July 2015

In a practical bullet-pointed letter to priests and deacons, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit spelled out the types of people who attend Mass and how clergy can best speak to them.

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Sydney's Dominican Archbishop Ordains Two Dominican Brothers to the Diaconate

Last edited 9th July 2015

More than 150 family, friends and members of Sydney's Dominican community attended the ordination of two young Dominican Brothers as deacons by Sydney's Dominican Archbishop, the Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP at St Benedict's Church, Broadway on Saturday, 4 July.

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Singleness and the Vocation Train

Last edited 6th July 2015

Does God call some people to Singleness?So is singleness an actual vocation? Does God call some of us to a single life (not consecrated in any way) or is this just the default position? An argument against singleness as a vocation can be found here. But the reality is that some people may never marry, enter religious life or become a priest for many reasons: war, illness, disability, lack of available partners, to name a few.

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Fr Salvatore, the Young Priest whose Life Moved the Pope

Last edited 2nd July 2015

The life of Father Salvatore Mellone, who died on Monday, was moving to thousands of people. He was to have at least two more years of seminary when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but by special permission and the blessing of Pope Francis, he was ordained nevertheless.

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Identical Twins Celebrate 75 Years as Nuns

Last edited 25th June 2015

93-year-old identical twins, Sisters Canice and Canisius Lastrapes of the Sisters of the Holy Family seemed born to their destiny. Growing up in Opelousas, the youngest of 12 children and now celebrating 75 years as nuns, they say they’ve never had a second of regret.

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