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There's No 'Vocation to Laziness', Pope Tells Young People

Last edited 14th December 2015

Pope Francis on Monday met with an Italian initiative aimed at offering support to unemployed and underemployed youth, saying their responsibility is to help young people rediscover the “vocation” of work in the context of their human dignity.

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3 Beautiful Celebrities Who Gave It All Up to Become Nuns

Last edited 28th October 2015

What makes a person happy? What makes a life worth living? Is it money? Fame? Popularity? Career success? We all know the answer, even if we don’t always live like we know it: not at all. All of these things come up short. There is only one thing – or one person, to be more exact – that can make us happy, and that’s Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Muslim Mother Supports her Catholic Priest Son

Last edited 21st October 2015

A Muslim mother gave her blessing and support to her son who recently became one of the 11 newly ordained priests from the Societas Verbi Divini (SVD) order in the presence of Archbishop Vincensius Sensi Potokota.

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When We Truly Listen

Last edited 22nd September 2015

When we truly listen, we let ourselves be drawn by God. We let go of our wants, our egos, our expectations and limitations. We become creative, open, loving and peaceful.

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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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