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by Joe Bukuras Boston, Mass., Apr 16, 2021 / 02:18 am America/Denver (CNA). This past week, the Archdiocese of Boston released its new vocation discernment initiative, Scivias, designed to bring vocational guidance to a COVID-19 online world. “The goal of Scivias is to inspire men to pursues God’s will for
by Kary Ellen Berger Hannah Houser feels called to live out the Franciscan charism: to live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. While she is still in discernment on her path to be with the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, she’s not letting any obstacles hinder her progress. Hannah
Patrick Hickey (1820-1892) Patrick was well known to be honest in his business dealings with railroad companies, active in Catholic charitable works and a quiet, prayerful man who prayed the Rosary while traveling on the train to and from work. Johanna Hickey (1833-1905) Johanna was praised as a humble woman
Washington D.C., Feb 11, 2021 / 04:10 pm MT (CNA).- Black Catholic nuns have made manifold contributions to the Church in the United States, and theirs is a story that needs to be told, one historian says. Generations of black Catholic women “fought against racism in order to answer God’s
As a friar and priest, I took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, meaning that there is a lot of things I can’t do in this world. Many would see this as throwing my life away, but I can’t help but see the opposite.
Ever wondered about the vows religious take?
by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Dec 18, 2020 / 12:01 pm MT (CNA).- In a revival of an historic custom of the Church, Bishop Douglas Lucia of Syracuse has invited Catholics of his diocese to participate in the Ember Days, traditional days of fasting and prayer, for the intention of
PRECIOUS BLOOD SISTER REFLECTS ON 40 YEARS: Sister Karen Elliot, C.PP.S., Leads a Legacy of Hope Throughout Ohio
by Regan Meyer For Sister Karen Elliott, C.PP.S., everything in her life was pointing towards religious life; it just took God’s hand to give her the final push. Born to a cradle Catholic mother and convert father in Dayton, Sister Elliott spent her childhood attending Masses every Sunday and listening
Brother Bob Wiethorn, SM: Marianist Brother Celebrates 60 Years of Religious Life in the Archdiocese
by Kary Ellen Berger For 60 years, Brother Bob Wiethorn, SM, has been a staple within the Marianist community and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. 2020 marks his 60th anniversary of professing his first vows. Brother Wiethorn began exploring the idea of becoming a Marianist brother during his time at what
by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Nov 24, 2020 / 04:50 pm MT (CNA).- A survey of recently ordained Catholic priests reports that the great majority find satisfaction in their work celebrating sacraments and in their parish ministry, but there are also difficulties and areas for which they felt seminary