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To honor Benedict XVI’s 60th: 60 hours of adoration, prayer for priests and vocations

A reader alerted me to a very good initiative in the Archdiocese of Denver. 60-Hour Adoration Details Why: To mark the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s priestly ordination What: 60 hours of eucharistic adoration to pray for priests and priestly … 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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A monastery with falling numbers trying to find more men

Today’s number of the New York Times in the Media and Advertising section there is a story about the Benedictine Abbey at Portsmouth, RI, which is, essentially, aging to death.   I have a sincere hope they can turn the place … Continue reading

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Do good confessions lead to good vocations?

Once again I direct your attention to the blog of a friend, Fr. Bill Baer in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who posted an entry with an interested premise. Here it is, with severe editing and my emphases.  … Continue reading

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Guest rant about priests and then Fr. Z rants about priests

Our friend at Recovering Dissident Catholic, "Cathy of Alexandria" has a particularly good rant, which I feature here (with edits) as a "guest rant".  My emphases and comments. A good priest is hard to find. Heck, a PRIEST can be … Continue reading

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Bp. Finn (D. Kansas City-St.J) on vocations

This is the Year of Priests.  I think it is fair, especially during this year, when talking about the Year of Priests, we talk about vocations to the priesthood. Let us not forget that every person has a vocation.  All … Continue reading

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