Tag Archives: Vocations

The Dignity of the Priesthood Destroys the Idol of ‘Equality’

‘Jesus died,’ says St. Alphonsus Liguori, ‘to institute the priesthood.’ Edward Pentin at the National Catholic Register: The dignity of the priesthood, esteemed throughout Church history as the most superior dignity of all, is under attack today by a pervading … Continue reading

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Global vocations crisis worst in Europe

Rome, ChurchMilitant.com: According to the most recent data, the vocations crisis is worst in Europe while the overall number of priests in the world has declined. While the reasons vary by region, two priests suggested the lack of tolerance by the hierarchy … Continue reading

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Mother Antonia Brenner, RIP

From the telegraph.co.uk, 23 Oct 2013: Mother Antonia Brenner, who has died aged 86, was a twice-divorced former Hollywood socialite and mother of seven who, in 1977, gave away most of her possessions, put on a homemade nun’s habit and … Continue reading

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Aspirant Traditional Benedictines

Ora Pro Nobis With a tip of the hat to Dr Shaw, please pray for a group of Catholic men who are entering a year of discernment to decide on whether to revive the traditional Benedictine life in England. Their … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air: An Interview With a Bride of Christ

From the Blog Ascending Mount Carmel Sister Mary Joseph is someone I am proud to call a friend.  Having just come into the Church through the Anglican Ordinariate, I really feel that she is one of those hidden pillars holding … Continue reading

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Full Text of Pope Benedict XVI’s Message for Day of Prayer for Vocations

Dear Brothers and Sisters! The 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, to be celebrated on 15 May 2011, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, invites us to reflect on the theme: “Proposing Vocations in the Local Church”. Seventy years ago, … Continue reading

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