Vocations

Conference looks at how to preserve religious orders’ archives

The focus is on documents going back as far as the early 18th century, as well as audio and visual records from just decades ago.
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Pope’s representative to U.S. addresses seminarians at Mount St. Mary’s

“(The future priest) must have the ability to see where mercy is needed and the healthy zeal to make himself readily available to apply the healing balm of God’s mercy with the love of a genuine father and pastor,” Archbishop Pierre said.
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Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

The pope spoke to hundreds of confessors and other participants attending an annual course on the sacrament of reconciliation
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Sister Jean Clare Rohe, 100 years young, looks back on service in Baltimore

Franciscan Sister Jean Clare Rohe, who spent decades ministering in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, turns 100 March 12.
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Baltimore seminarians spend break serving in Guatemala

The seminarians ranged from pre-theology to those in their temporary diaconate year. They worked alongside the native people in many projects.
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Religious men and women a ‘firm foundation’ for Baltimore Archdiocese

Archbishop Lori said that the local church cannot thrive without men and women in consecrated life, whose impact is felt throughout the archdiocese. They were celebrated and honored on the World Day for Consecrated Life March 3.
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Grass-roots effort allows Catholics to spiritually ‘adopt’ a local priest

In addition to praying for the "priest of the day," those interested can spiritually adopt a priest for whom they'll be responsible for praying.
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Pope to Chilean clergy: Sexual abuse a ‘great and painful evil’

The Holy Father recognized the efforts of the country's priests and religious to respond to sexual abuse claims and he said he knew sometimes innocent priests and men and women religious are viewed with suspicion.
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Forgotten Catholics: French author speaks on single people, celibacy

Single people are the forgotten members of the Catholic Church, said a Catholic journalist who has developed expertise on this issue over the past 20 years.
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A Q&A with a seminarian on his vocation to the priesthood

During National Vocations Awareness Week, seminarian Tommy O'Donnell reflects on his vocation to the priesthood.
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All in the family: Siblings, fathers and sons celebrate ordained ministry

Father Michael Carrion and his brother, Father Patrick Carrion, are marking a combined 75 years in the priesthood. They hosted an Aug. 21 celebration of clergy vocations in families for other brothers, fathers and sons throughout the archdiocese.
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‘The World Needs Heroes’

If we start sharing stories of heroic virtue and courage, we are bound to inspire religious vocations.
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