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Meet Australia's Youngest Priest - Newly Ordained Fr. Paul Nulley
Last edited 2nd October 2013

After seven years of study and a joy-filled ceremony at St Christopher's Cathedral in Manuka, Father Paul Nulley, one time Marist College student, on Friday became what is believed to be Australia's youngest Catholic priest.

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Catholic Priest: Why Celibacy is Right For Me
Last edited 18th September 2013

There has been much talk recently about priestly celibacy. Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s new Secretary of State, gave an interview to the Venezuelan newspaper El Universal, in which he discussed continuity and change in the Catholic Church. The interviewer raised the question of celibacy, and the archbishop replied that celibacy “is not a church dogma and it can be discussed because it is a church tradition,” dating to the early centuries of the church.

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"Prayer Amidst Distractions" - A Homily by Pope St. Gregory the Great
Last edited 10th September 2013

3 September is the feast day of St. Gregory the Great - a Doctor of the Church who was Pope from 590 AD until his death in the year 604. Pope St. Gregory the Great has left us many beautiful spiritual writings, most notably on the need for those who preach the Word of God to have a prayerful, spiritual life.

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American Dominican Sisters Move to Scotland
Last edited 27th August 2013

One of the most flourishing religious congregations in America is to establish itself in a medieval convent in northern Scotland. Four Dominican Sisters of St Cecilia from Nashville, Tennessee, will be formally welcomed this weekend by the Diocese of Aberdeen during a celebratory Mass at Greyfriars Convent in Elgin. The four Sisters, popularly known as “Nashville Dominicans”, will reside at the convent in Elgin, formerly home to the Sisters of Mercy who left in 2010. Visit this article from the Catholic Herald UK to read more.


Saved from Abortion, Chilean Twin Brothers are Now Priests
Last edited 18th August 2013

Two twin brothers in Chile say that their mother’s determination in protecting them from abortion despite the advice of doctors helped to foster their vocations to the priesthood.

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Dominicans Aim to Evangelize Through Beauty in New Album
Last edited 7th August 2013

A Dominican order based in Ann Arbor will soon release an album of 15 songs centered on Marian devotion as a way to help listeners to encounter God through beautiful sacred music.

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National Vocations Awareness Week: 4-11 August 2013
Last edited 15th August 2013

National Vocations Awareness Week provides an opportunity for all Australian dioceses, parishes, schools, religious communities, youth and campus ministers, and other Catholic organisations, to focus at the same time on the 'call to holiness' that arises from our Baptism, and thus to further foster a Vocations Culture across Australia.

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Father Kalil Gave up the Armani Suit
Last edited 12th August 2013

Father Gordon Kalil, who left a lucrative career in the fashion industry to pursue a religious calling, has been assigned to the St. Helena Catholic Church.

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From World Youth Day Rises Many Consecrated Vocations
Last edited 19th July 2013

Hundreds of thousands of young pilgrims from all over the world are converging on Rio de Janeiro to join Pope Francis for World Youth Day, but for many of these youth, the road to Rio will also put them on the road to the priesthood or religious life.Many priests and religious credit the Holy Spirit with awakening or confirming their vocations through World Youth Day pilgrimages.


Pilgrimages and Vocations
Last edited 10th July 2013

By coming together in pilgrimage, says Sr. Jacinta, a religious sister of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal, young people thinking about pursing the priesthood or religious life learn that the vocation they are discerning is "not hard, it's not weird … it is something that is very real, and it is very much a part of our life to choose Jesus, and to follow him."


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