Do You Dare To Love Forever? Vocations

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Why should you pray for your priest? We asked a Catholic priest to share why it is so important to intercede for these holy men

This Is Why You Should Pray For Your Priest

For many people, the priest is the one whom people go to for their spiritual needs, for prayer requests, for Mass offerings, and other sacraments. Have you ever wondered how a priest is sustained spiritually for the work they do? Should we be praying for a priest as we pray for other people, like our […]

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How can a Catholic parent encourage their child in their vocation? This is the one question you need to ask yourself

The Question All Catholic Parents Need To Ask Themselves About Their Child’s Vocation

I was speaking with a friend of mine the other day and he asked me where my fourteen-year-old son was at with his discernment of the priesthood.  He wanted to know what I was doing to encourage him to be open to this vocation.  My initial response was….to cringe.  “What do you mean?” I thought.  […]

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CYO Catholic youth coaching guidelines

Dear Coach…| A Letter To Catholic Youth Coaches

I hope this finds you well. Before we get into the particulars, please allow me to take a brief moment to simply affirm you … right here, right now. Thank you for stepping up to coach. It often goes unrecognized but to coach means to make a decision: to lead others, to foster relationships, to […]

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Advice for today's Catholic priests from a priest who has been there for 50 years! Don't miss this timeless wisdom

This Is What A Catholic Priest Of 50 Years Wants Today’s New Priests To Know

Fifty years is a lifetime for most people. Fifty years in the same profession is almost incomprehensible in the modern age. Priesthood, however, is not a career. It is a vocation, and one that a priest takes seriously. As a lifelong commitment, it is akin to marriage, and like a newlywed, a recently ordained priest […]

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Free: Duc in Altum will be playing in theaters on November 2nd. Enjoy another Catholic movie review from Fr. Looney.

The Documentary FREE Shows Us What We Can Learn From Monks And Nuns

Very few films have captured the cloistered life.  Typically, those who are vowed behind enclosure do not wish to have their life broadcasted to the world.  Perhaps the last popular film was Into Great Silence, and if memory serves, it took months, if not several years, to agree to it.   The next glimpse into the cloistered monastic […]

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How do we achieve sanctity? Take advice from St. Anthony Mary Claret...people who achieved sanctity by fulfilling their obligations well.

Achieve Sanctity By Fulfilling Your Obligations | St. Anthony Mary Claret

“Our Lord has created persons for all states in life, and in all of them we see people who achieved sanctity by fulfilling their obligations well.” –St. Anthony Mary Claret Photo by Volha Flaxeco on Unsplash Related content: The Sign Of The Cross Is The Sign Of The Christan The Holy Heart Of Jesus Prayer […]

God is calling your Catholic child to be a saint. But how? Which vocations will He lead them to? Teaching your children to listen to God

3 Simple Ways To Help Children Learn About And Foster Vocations

God is calling your child to be a saint. But how? Which vocation will He lead them to? Teaching your children to listen to God’s call in their lives and uncover how He wants them to love and to serve Him in this world is a great gift. There are a few simple things we […]

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What if both of my options are good choices? How will I know what God wants me to do? When none of our options are objectively bad, how do

How Do I Know What God’s Will Is When Both Choices Are Good Things?

Every day, we face numerous choices, many of eternal consequences.  When our hearts and minds are ordered toward God, these choices are usually between two goods.  We could read to our children, or pray the rosary.   We could spend Saturday afternoon serving at the soup kitchen, or go to confession.   We could go […]

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What do Catholic men need to lead in their home and in the workplace? Use these tips to become men of grace and grit!

Becoming Catholic Men Of Grit And Grace: 7 Ways To Lead With Purpose At Work And Home 

In a world that demands grit and guts, men are called upon to lead, not just in their workplaces but also within their homes. It’s a journey laden with challenges and triumphs. Qualities like integrity, communication, and adaptability are more than soft skills. They’re the bedrock of true leadership.  This is about more than pushing […]

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How do you discern God's will for your vocation? Are you called to be a Catholic priest? Are you called to married life? These tips will help!

The Advice You Need To Discern Your Vocation

There are really two camps when it comes to discernment. On the one side, some believe that discernment is discovering what is the will of God so they can do it, and on the other side, some believe essentially that a person’s vocation is just a free-willed response to God’s love. I believe that the […]

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5 Excuses That People Often Make When Discerning A Religious Vocation

5 Excuses That People Often Make When Discerning A Religious Vocation

The moment when we start to ask and pray, “What is God calling me to do?” in regard to a religious vocation can be intimidating. However, discovering the vocation that God has intended for each of us is something marvelous. It’s truly wonderful… but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to say “yes.” We know […]

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catholic mother's day

Making The Most Of Mother’s Day: Queen For A Day…Or Not

As Mother’s Day approaches, if you have a house full of kids, like I did ten years ago, you may be trying to keep expectations low. You doubt as to whether your loved ones will show you appreciation in any significant way on this day traditionally devoted to honoring mothers. You wonder if you will […]

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Disagree With Your Priest? Here’s How To Respond

One of the best and most challenging aspects of the Church is that it is composed entirely of humans, who are flawed and fallible, with their own perspectives, experiences, strengths, and weaknesses. As a result, disagreements between individuals can arise, and this can be particularly challenging when those disagreements are of a spiritual nature and […]

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Learn how going to seminary helped prepare a former seminarian for marriage. How does your vocation lead you closer to God and Catholic

4 Lessons I Learned In Seminary That Help Me In Marriage

Four years ago, my future seemed clear to me. I thought I’d spend my days living in small-town Minnesota and ministering to country parishes as their priest. I love my home state, and I love the people there very much, but God had other plans.   After leaving seminary, I struggled to know what God wanted […]

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Sister Jean's Wisdom Goes Far Beyond March Madness

Sister Jean’s Wisdom Goes Far Beyond March Madness

In addition to giving her life in service to God and the education of young people, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM is a March Madness icon. In 1994 she became the chaplain for the Loyola University basketball team and has been a constant presence at the team’s practices, games, and events ever since. Sister Jean […]

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What is the next step when a man discerns out of seminary? It's not the end of your Catholic vocation and mission. Tips and inspiration!

What I Wish I Knew When I Left The Seminary

It was December 24th, 2019, and I was on my way to Rochester, Minnesota to serve at the Christmas Vigil Mass at our co-Cathedral for my Bishop, John Quinn. I showed up early to get things set up, but I was distracted like a teenage boy trying to clean his room. My mind and heart […]

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Why Can’t Catholic Priests Get Married?

Father George explains both the theological and practical reasons why priests don’t get married. He also explains why the Catholic priest formation process is so long and why seminary is important. If Christ was not married, then we choose not to be married because we want to be like him. Fr. George Elliott What Did […]

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Rachel Bulman: With All Her Mind

Drew and Katie Taylor sit down with Rachel Bulman from Word on Fire Meet the Bulmans and editor of the new Catholic book With All Her Mind: A Call to the Intellectual Life. Is God Calling You To Be An Intellectual? Rachel Bulman On With All Her Mind The Church sees in Mary the highest […]

How do you know if you're called to be a Catholic priest? Fr. George Elliott shares his vocation story and discernment wisdom

Why Are You a Catholic Priest? Fr. George Elliott Shares About His Discernment

Have you ever looked at a Catholic Priest and wondered why are you a Catholic priest? Father George Elliott shares why he became a Catholic Priest through a short testimony of how God called him to the priesthood. If you are wondering why become a priest or how do you know if you should become […]

Catholic Motherhood Mother's Day Saint Quote

Motherhood Becomes A Priesthood | Catholic Mother’s Day Quote

“Motherhood then becomes a kind of priesthood. She brings God to man by preparing the flesh in which the soul will be implanted; she brings man to God in offering the child back again to the Creator. She is nature’s constant challenge to death, the bearer of cosmic plentitude, the herald of eternal realities, God’s […]

What is the best thing for us? This St. Josephine Bakhita quote is filled with wisdom and will help you discern!

What Is The Best Thing For Us? St. Josephine Bakhita Answers

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St. Therese Prayer for Priests quote

Prayer For Priests | St. Therese of Lisieux

O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests; for your unfaithful and tepid priests; for your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields; for your tempted priests; for your lonely and desolate priests; for your young priests; for your dying priests; for the souls of your priests in purgatory. But […]

The Three Effects Of Holy Orders

The Three Effects Of Holy Orders More Resources On Holy Orders And The Sacraments *Amazon Affiliate links help our ministry at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! Related content: The Amazing Effects Of Grace Of The Seven Sacraments The Most Important Work You’ll Ever Do The Best Thing A Father Can […]

Infographic Holy Moms - 4 Saints Who Were Mothers

Holy Moms – 4 Saints Who Were Mothers

Holy Moms – 4 Saints Who Were Mothers Related content: Sometimes, All You Need Is Coffee With God The Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Go To Church Anymore (And How To Respond!) Best Catholic Gifts For Kids Gift In The Beginning Was the Word: Human Communication & Learning How To Talk Again 5 Things To […]

Pope Francis Quote Women Mother Creation

God Created Women So We Could All Have A Mother | Pope Francis

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