Tag Archives: vocations

Now HERE’s a “worship schedule”!

A reader (and monthly donor!) alerted me to this great shot of a “worship schedule” posted on the blog Te igitur.

Ten Masses on Sundays
Eight Masses on Weekdays
Daily Vespers and Rosary
Daily confessions from 8 am till 8 pm
Not every place can … Continue reading

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“Sinite parvulos venire ad me!”, or, A picture is worth a thousands words.

In the last couple weeks I have had posts about boys playing “Mass”, one had a great video, one had a photo I took of a photo at the funeral of a 60-year priest.  Yesterday I posted in a review of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do about bad homilies?

A reader writes asking about “bad homilies”:
Every once in a while, you get a real clunker, one that isn’t just theologically weak, but turns what should be a feast into over microwaved junk. What is the proper response?
You want to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I write to the bishop about urging priests to hear confessions?

From a reader:
Would it be appropriate to write a bishop asking if diocesan priests
under his leadership be encouraged to hear confessions more regularly? Most parishes seem to only have confessions on Saturday afternoons. I know our priests are busy, but I read … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Does an all-male sanctuary foster vocations to the priesthood?

If you are a blogger, may I ask that you link to this poll?  It would be good to have a large sampling.
UPDATE 1407 GMT:
And also…. added as an afterthought, so the numbers might not match the poll above.  You … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to seminarians

The Holy Father’s sermon at Mass with seminarians.
Note especially this:
Approach the priesthood only if you are firmly convinced that God is calling you to be his ministers, and if you are completely determined to exercise it in obedience … Continue reading

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From an older seminarian: “Hey! Don’t forget us!”

From seminarian… and elderly seminarian… o{];¬)
Howdy Father!  [Fine!  Thanks for asking.]
I have been personally following your BLOG for a few weeks now, although many of my Brothers have mentioned you before. I find your BLOG informative and many times I … Continue reading

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Doing what you can do.

Check out a piece over a Fr. Longenecker’s blog.  Excerpt:
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It was on the way home that the phrase, “Silver and gold I have none” kept echoing through my brain and I realized that the Holy Spirit was speaking to me … Continue reading

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An “Adopt-A-Priest” initiative

From a reader:

Here’s a great idea that I found in the bulletetin at ____.

ADOPT-A-PRIEST
If you are interested in Spiritually Adopting a priest or renewing
your current Spiritual Adoption for another year, you can sign up
after any of the Sunday Masses outside … Continue reading

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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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