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Eight New Priests to be Ordained in Sydney!
Last edited 31st July 2012

On the eve of his ordination into the priesthood by the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell, Seminarian Sam Lynch admits it's been a long journey but one that fills him with immense joy. "At age 42, I have finally found what I was made for," he says.


Finding Jesus in Housework
Last edited 6th August 2012

In this article, Tami Kiser offers advice on what it means to be a 'smart Martha'!


Vocations Surge for Queensland
Last edited 16th July 2012

Queensland in Australia has a problem - a good problem! Their seminaries are full and they are struggling to cater for the recent increase in vocations. Banyo's $4 million Holy Spirit Provincial Seminary, still less than half paid for, already needs to be extended. Opened in 2008, it was originally built to cater to 16 seminarians but was extended two years ahead of time in 2010, to accommodate the 31 men in formation. And the Canali House of discernment for young men considering the priesthood is also "chockers".


Jimmy Cricket’s Son to be Ordained a Deacon
Last edited 28th June 2012

The son of comedian Jimmy Cricket will on Saturday be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church. Frankie Mulgrew discovered he had a vocation to the priesthood after following his father briefly into the world of stand-up comedy.


Vocations on the Rise in England and Wales
Last edited 25th June 2012

It is expected that 38 men will be ordained for the priesthood in England and Wales in 2013, nearly double the number of ordinands in 2011, when 20 were ordained. The Catholic Herald reported the projections, noting that the number of seminarians in the Archdiocese of Southwark alone (26) has more than doubled since 2005, when it had only 10.


17 Former Anglicans Ordained as Deacons in England
Last edited 31st May 2012

Seventeen men were ordained deacons on May 26 at Westminster Cathedral. The men - all former Anglican clergy - were ordained, at the request of Monsignor Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.


Why a Priest Needs to be a Man for all the People
Last edited 21st May 2012

Why are Catholic priests called to a life of celibacy? In this modern age, isn't this concept a bit out of date? Not at all! In this article published on the Catholic Weekly website, Fr. Greg Morgan - one of the youngest Priest's in Australia - explains why it is an honour to be called to a celibate life.


Mission Most Angelic for Sailing Sister
Last edited 7th May 2012

Ashley Schumacher is no ordinary sailor, and at the same time, she’s just one of the crew. The visiting 25-year-old American is on sabbatical from her life as a cloistered nun with the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, the same order as Mother Angelica’s of Eternal Word Television fame. Long term, she says she feels called to found a religious order to minister to military chaplains.


Celibacy: What is its Lived Experience Like? - A No-Holds-Barred Interview with a Catholic Priest
Last edited 3rd May 2012

Why are Catholic Priests required to be celibate? Is this simply an 'archaic law', as some critics claim... or is it something much deeper? In this extremely open and detailed account by a Catholic Priest on what it is like to live a celibate life, Fr. Michael de Stoop breaks open the myths behind the mystery of celibacy - and reveals the beauty and honour of having the gift of a celibate vocation.


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"Priests Must Live Holy Lives to be Effective Ministers"
Last edited 2nd May 2012

Ten years after a historic papal response to clerical sex abuse, the Vatican urged priests to strive for greater holiness in their own lives so that they might effectively minister to others and reverse the tide of atheism.


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