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Australia's First Sudanese Priest Ordained
Last edited 30th June 2013

Family and friends of Ladu Yanga packed St Stephens Cathedral for the ordination on Saturday.

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Does God Care Where I Work?
Last edited 1st July 2013

Certainly. However, the question that remains is whether you are using your gifts and talents to the best of your abilities. We all have a vocation — a calling — to express ourselves for who God has gifted us to be. For some of us, that calling directly relates to the way we make a living. For others, it may not relate directly, but instead relates to how we spend our time in other ways.

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Welcome to Why Priest! New Catholic Website for Vocations!
Last edited 24th June 2013

The WhyPriest network (website, facebook page, twitter feed) contains articles, videos, and other media that highlight the many interesting activities of priests and shares the commentary that priests have about our everyday life and our faith. This includes intellectual pursuits, spiritual and philosophical reflections, as well as stories of regular daily activities of priests. Consider the man behind the collar and explore the humanity of the priesthood!

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Nun Who Spent Record 86 Years in Monastery Dies in Spain
Last edited 14th June 2013

Sister Maria Romero, abbess of the Buenafuente del Sistal monastery northeast of Madrid said today that Sister Teresita Barajuen had died overnight. She was 105.

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Typical new priest: 32-year-old cradle Catholic who prays Rosary, takes part in Eucharistic adoration
Last edited 3rd May 2013

The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2013 is a 32-year-old cradle Catholic who has three or more siblings and prayed the Rosary regularly before entering seminary, according to a survey of 366 of the 497 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

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Military Chaplains: ‘A Calling Within a Calling’
Last edited 22nd April 2013

The Archdiocese of the Military Services’ co-sponsorship vocations program is helping to form future chaplains to alleviate the current extreme shortage.

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Message of the Holy Father for the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations - 21 April 2013
Last edited 8th May 2013

Theme: Vocations as a Sign of Hope Founded in Faith

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Children of God - Numbers Rise for Priests and Nuns in Australia
Last edited 24th April 2013

One priest-to-be was spat upon. Others endured tearful reactions when they told their parents. Almost all face puzzled questions from mystified friends. But nevertheless, young people are still signing up to be priests and nuns.

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Ex-Baseball Phenom Discusses Life in a Norbertine Abbey
Last edited 9th April 2013

In January of 2010, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world by announcing his retirement from the game. Only 23 at the time, Desme had recently been named the 2009 Arizona Fall League MVP and was on the verge of playing in the majors. Despite his athletic success, the former center fielder knew he was called to something greater.

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Priesthood Enrolment Numbers On The Up
Last edited 11th March 2013

Following a slump in the 1980s and 1990s, there has been a sharp rise in the number of trainees. In the past five years, seminary enrolments in Australia have risen from about 235 a year in 2007 to 350 in 2012.

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