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Pope Reaffirms Catholic Teaching on Male Priesthood

Last edited 27th November 2013

Pope Francis reaffirmed Catholic teaching on male priesthood in his first apostolic exhortation, while calling for a broader application of the “feminine genius” in Church life.

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Changing the World

Last edited 20th November 2013

This is the vocation story of Fr. Shane Johnson of the Legionaries of Christ.

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10 Tips: The Ex-Seminarian’s Survival Guide

Last edited 7th November 2013

This Fall marks a decade since I entered the sophomore year of college, no longer a seminarian. I look back on my time at the seminary with more appreciation than I had for it at the time, but I also recognize that I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t had the opportunity to reacclimate to life on the outside. For those of you just now going through this process, I present these 10 tips:

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Pope Angelus: To Be Saintly is a Vocation for Everyone

Last edited 6th November 2013

Speaking before the recitation of the Angelus prayer in St Peter’s Square on Friday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that the feast of All Saints, celebrated on November 1st, reminds us that the goal of our existence is not death, but Heaven.

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Church in US Celebrates Priesthood Sunday This Weekend

Last edited 24th October 2013

The USA Council of Serra International is hosting the annual celebration of Priesthood Sunday this weekend, Oct. 27. On that day, Catholic parishes in the United States show support for their priests with prayer, celebration and dialogue.

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40 Hours for Vocations - A Weekend of Prayer in Sydney

Last edited 8th October 2013

More than 500 are expected to participate in this year's 40 Hours for Vocations at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush this weekend. Beginning on Friday evening, 12 October in the Seminary Chapel, 40 Hours for Vocations continues throughout the night and the following day and continues until Sunday, 14 October with Benediction and Morning Prayer followed by Mass, and concludes at 1 pm.

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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.

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