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On a recent episode of Perspectives Weekly, I participated in our year-in-review panel with my colleagues Alicia Ambrosio and Cheridan Eygelaar. One of the trends mentioned was the upturn in seminary enrollment. The news that some seminaries are full contradicts the conventional narrative: that vocations to the priesthood are on the decline and will keep ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives: Benedict XVI had a meeting with Canadian bishops today. Find out who was there and what special gifts they gave the Pope. Plus, a Vatican conference is asking why new vocations to the priesthood are decreasing in some dioceses, while booming in others. We tell you what they’re learning. ...read more
This week, S+L debuted its documentary on the new St. Joseph Seminary in Edmonton. For those who missed the premiere on Wednesday, S+L will air an encore presentation this Sunday evening. Created in partnership with the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Put Out Into the Deep is a half-hour documentary that celebrates the construction of the new ...read more
Many people aspire to be doctors, lawyers and astronauts at a very young age. In today’s tough economic times, you may surprised to learn who has the best job. Look no further. Forbes Magazine released an article on Monday entitled The Ten Happiest Jobs, which ranks clergy at the top of their list for happiest ...read more
A couple of years ago, New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan commented that there isn’t a crisis in priestly vocations, but a crisis in marriage. If we work to create stability in marriage and the family, then vocations will naturally flow from that. Families fostering vocations to the religious and priestly life is one of the ...read more
While some shake their head at seemingly lower number of vocations, the Holy Father says that the Lord still calls people today, and “at every stage of life to share in his mission and to serve the Church in the ordained ministry and in the consecrated life.” The Lord is calling — but we must ...read more
Given the shortage of priests in many dioceses, few Catholics would be surprised by the results of an American survey reporting that 42% of priests feel overwhelmed by their workload. “Why would someone be happy with a celibate life, little pay, long hours and a regular drubbing in the press?”, asks Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, a ...read more