Category Archives: Vocations

ACTION ITEM! All male altar service prompts increases in numbers of altar boys.

I have some homework for all you readers, below.  But first, this introduction.
A friend sent a link to On This Rock where there is a post about how the number of altar boys increases dramatically once all-male service at the … Continue reading

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CRI DE COEUR: “If there were no more priests hardly anyone would be crying about it.”

At Rorate I saw something (translated there from Italian) from the blog Radicati nella fede, for the Catholic community of Domodossola and Vocogno in the Diocese of Novara.
This is a cri de coeur, if there ever was one.
My emphases … Continue reading

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Why do liberals try to make religious life so … small?

Since there is a great deal of liberal hooting at the latest women religious, LCWR, Bus-Nun type goat rodeo, let’s turn the clock back a bit and look at something at Religion and Politics about the Nashville Dominicans.
The article is longish, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Diocese asking everyone at Mass to extend arms and “bless” the priest

From a reader:
Diocese of Albany is asking all Mass attendees to participate in ritual of extending our arms and praying and blessing the priest who just said Mass.  Part of their “Called by Name” vocations pitch. I didn’t hold up … Continue reading

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Friar by friar.

Friar by friar.
Here’s something to cheer the heart.
The Official Studentate Photo for the Dominican Province of St. Joseph

These are the men in the Easter Province of the USA.
Vocations.  It’s not rocket science.
Speaking of vocations…
[CUE MUSIC]
… how about supporting even more … Continue reading

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