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Faith & Life

My First Month As A Priest

It has been just over six weeks since I was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Rockford on…

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Consecrated Life

The Seven Hearts Of A Priest

God calls those He wants to be priests. He chooses them from among His people in order to consecrate them,…

5 myths about the shortage of priests
Faith & Life

5 Myths About the Priest Shortage | Video From Breaking In The Habit

In this video posted to the YouTube channel Breaking In The Habit, Br. Casey Cole debunks five commonly held myths most…

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Consecrated Life

4 Ways to Promote Priestly Vocations in Your Parish

Being a seminarian, I’m surrounded by other seminarians and I’ve heard a variety of vocation stories. What always amazes me…

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Consecrated Life

“What I Hate Most About Being A Priest”

Fr. Ian Van Heusen provides a Gospel commentary and video each week for Catholic-Link. He loves being a priest, but…

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Consecrated Life

7 Unmerited Gifts that God Gives to Priests and Consecrated Religious

How is it possible that a young man decides to leave everything behind to enter the seminary? Why would this…

Catholic Mass

What One Priest Told Me About The Mass That Still Gives Me Goosebumps

There are certain, obvious parts of the Mass that become more automatic touchstones… easier, in a sense, for us to…

Seminarians Do Seminarians Celebrate Valentine’s Day?
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Do Seminarians Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

I may be a seminarian, but I’m a huge fan of romantic tales. I like movies with happy endings when…

G.K. Chesterton

When you choose anything, you reject everything else.

Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense every…

Jean Vanier

To find the true meaning of marriage or community we have to accept our wound.

Even the most beautiful community can never heal the wound of loneliness that we carry. It is only when we…

Discovering One’s Vocation: It’s not only knowing what God Wants, but doing it!

The fundamental objective of the formation of the lay faithful is an ever-clearer discovery of one’s vocation and the ever-greater…

“Whoever shows his wound to you, give him the medicine of penitence”

And to you [priests] also, disciples of our illustrious physician, it is fitting that you should not withhold healing from…

Conrad Baars

Why Both Married People and Priest Should Be “Celibate”

In other words, the person mature enough to commit to either the married or religious state of life must already…