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by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 5, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- On average, diocesan priests take about six years to complete seminary formation. For Dominican priests, it is seven. Jesuits study for over a decade. David Pinto, however, has them all beat. Pinto was ordained a deacon

by Eileen Connelly, OSU Marianist Father Gene Contadino may have retired as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish in East Walnut Hills on Aug. 23, but his heart remains with the faith community and school he came to cherish during his 10-year tenure. “I’m sure in my head that

By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Oct 2, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- A diocese in northern Vietnam is expanding its seminary in response to an increasing number of priestly vocations. Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Vietnamese diocese of Thái Bình will be able to house 200 to 300

by Eileen Connelly, OSU There is much joy and a certain sense of peace that accompany following God’s will for us. This was how Karen Izor felt as she prepared to enter the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist on Aug. 22, along with 17 other young women

by Kary Ellen Barger Supporting seminarians for years to come: A gift established into an endowment will make that possible for several seminarians. A family from the northern part of the archdiocese, who wished to remain anonymous, established the fund. Their parents, prior to their passing, asked their children to

by Christopher Buschur Last semester began normally for seminarians with the usual routine of communal prayer, classes and social obligations. Even after spring break in March, life seemed normal. However, as the reality of pandemic began to set in, life evolved on a seemingly daily basis. I don’t think the

by Perry West Denver Newsroom, Aug 6, 2020 / 03:04 am MT (CNA).- The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, is welcoming eight new seminarians this year – the highest number of incoming seminarians in nearly four decades. “Some great news to share: The Providence Diocese is welcoming 8 *new seminarians*

Rev. David Sunberg gives the homily for Rev. Craig Best First Mass of Thanksgiving. (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Ars, France, Aug 4, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- The patron saint of priests, St. John Vianney, died Aug. 4, 1859. A century later, Pope John XXIII reflected on the life of the saint, and what it means to be a holy priest. In contemplating the life of St.

Delhi Township, Ohio – Sister of Charity of Cincinnati Tracy Kemme professed perpetual vows during a Communion service on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception at the Mount St. Joseph Motherhouse (Delhi Township). Due to the current precautions, a small group was present with Sister

by Anna Wilgenbusch Jackson, Miss., Jul 12, 2020 / 03:53 am MT (CNA).- This Sunday, a Catholic priest will embark on a 320-mile, 5-day bike ride to recruit young men and women for the Church. Father Nick Adam had to be creative when he was assigned to be the director