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Pope Francis released  third apostolic letter, “Rejoice and be Glad: On the Call to Holiness in the Contemporary World” (“Gaudete et exsultate“) Monday, April 9. The document urges Catholics to seek holiness and to avoid what the pope sees as two special temptations to error popular in modern thought. “My modest goal is to repropose the call to

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio with participants in the Spring 2017 Discernment Retreat for young men considering a vocation to the Catholic priesthood and military chaplaincy (Courtesy Photo)
West Coast gathering a part of ongoing effort to fill growing shortage of Catholic chaplains in the Armed Forces MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA— Twenty-nine men from three service branches of the United States Armed Forces will gather here this weekend for a March 15-18 discernment retreat aimed at helping them determine

Fourteen candidates took a step toward holy orders as they were installed to the Institution of Lector by the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, during Mass in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great February 3. A large crowd was present for the Mass with 52 families

Cardinal Pacelli’s eighth graders compete against the Minor Prophets from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary basketball
In a preview of Catholic Schools Week, an exciting basketball game took place at Cardinal Pacelli School. The competition was fierce as Cardinal Pacelli’s eighth graders took on the Mount St. Mary’s Seminary basketball team, the Minor Prophets. During half-time, seminarian Jacob Willig spoke to the student body about vocations.

Over the weekend, Scott Brand, Diocese of Youngstown, put his creative talents to good use building snowmen at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary

Wednesday January 31st Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West from 5-8:30pm. Doors open at 4:45 and dress code for the evening is coat and tie if possible. For more information or to register click here Map Sunday March 11th Cast Your Nets will return to Sacred Heart Church in

Holy Hour for Vocations for those discerning a Vocation or praying for Vocations –February 8th; March 8th beginning at 8pm at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood OH. Sponsored by the Archdiocese Vocations Office and the Children of Mary every 2nd Thursday of the Month. Contact childrenofmarysisters@gmail.com for more

DAYTON, Ohio — Precious Blood Sister Francisca Belarmina Mis Guamuche pronounced first vows during a Mass and ceremony Dec. 9 in the chapel at Salem Heights, the Congregation’s motherhouse. As part of the rite, Sister Bela proclaimed, “Today, with happiness for being called to religious life … I, Francisca Belarmina

In Today’s Video thoughts from Father Alex McCullough and his reflections on ordination and the priesthood.

Eleven men publically declared their commitment to a program of formation for service to God and to the Catholic Church as priests on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catholic Church, through Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, publically accepted the aspirants into the ranks of the candidates for Holy Orders.