Searching for Clarity in Vocational Discernment

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... The call of the Lord usually comes to us in a more subtle and indirect manner ... left up to us, with the assistance of divine grace, to discern whether we are being called to the priesthood or consecrated life. Christ calling Peter … [Read more...]

Discernment and Communion

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If young people want to properly discern a vocation, they need an expert to help guide them. In the Church of San Luigi Dei Francesi in Rome, there are the three famous paintings of the life of St. Matthew by the great Baroque artist … [Read more...]

Discerning Marriage as Natural Vocation

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Marriage, as a vocation, is written into our human nature, into our very being. According to the Church, everyone is called to marriage because they are humans who have been created as either male or female. It is necessary to clear … [Read more...]

Women and the Priesthood

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Is there such a thing as a "right" to priesthood? If so, is it by law, by nature, or by tradition? “The hour is coming and in fact has already arrived, for the vocation of woman to be fulfilled in plenitude, the hour in which woman … [Read more...]

Beyond Dallas

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The “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” is still well-suited for that task, but it is essentially negative as it does not articulate very well the priestly calling.  In June 2002, the Catholic bishops of the … [Read more...]

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