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10 Points about prospective priests

I received some points of reflection from a priest friend who is a member of one of the oldest religious families.  I edited two of the points with his permission.
1. Prospective priests (Religious or Diocesan) are not looking primarily for … Continue reading

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Business owners: Want to support vocations to the priesthood?

May I recommend to Catholic business owners…
If you want to support vocations to the priesthood, one way to do so would be to find or offer summer jobs to seminarians.

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Maynooth Seminary in Ireland: Fit for Mission?

On a blog called Lux Occulta there is posted a pdf of an article in a Catholic newspaper called The Catholic Voice written by a group of seminarians about their experience at Maynooth Seminary in Ireland.
As I read it, I … Continue reading

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Wm Oddie: Extraordinary Form in seminaries

UPDATE 15 March 15:29 GMT:
Mr. Oddie in his article, below, speaks about how Card. Rigali in Philadelphia has said that seminarians should be taught to say also the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, and that he is introducing seminarians … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: seminarians and earrings

From a reader:
Do you think seminarians should be allowed to wear earrings? I know of two seminarians who are allowed to wear earrings or one earring in two different seminaries. Do these earrings mean something, as I have been led … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Letter to SEMINARIANS!

His Holiness of Our Lord, the Vicar of Christ Pope Benedict XVI has issued a letter penned to seminarians.
Let us have a look, with my emphases and comments.  I add observations at the en as well.

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS … Continue reading

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