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In the past, I’ve looked at what it means to be called and the meaning of discernment. I’ve also Deacon-structed the Vocations to the Single Life, to the Ordained Life and have dedicated many columns to the topic of Marriage. This weekend I am in Kansas City for the National Religious Vocation Conference convocation, so I thought ...read more
We have details of the General Audience catechesis, plus several U.S. based women’s religious communities are being called to Rome, we’ll tell you why. And one Chinese bishop is sending shock waves through the Chinese Catholic community. ...read more
On today’s edition of Perspectives, Pope Francis meets with religious men and women and confesses what tempts him. Plus, the International Eucharistic congress wrapped up and the next host was announced. ...read more
Today on Perspectives we speak with Br. Paul Bednarczyk, CSC, Executive Director of the National Religious Vocation Conference about the findings of a major study on the role of families in nurturing vocations to the religious life. Sebastian Gomes also brings us inside the Synod with a summary of the 90 or so interventions and ...read more
Last week I said that everyone gets called. But sometimes we don’t recognize it, because we’re distracted or ‘cause we’re not expecting it. But the call comes and looking at Scripture helps us recognize the Call when it comes. First you have an encounter with Christ; an encounter with the Divine; then comes a calling. And ...read more
Today on Perspectives, the Vatican releases the Final Report on the Apostolic Visitation of Institutes of Women Religious in the United States. ...read more