Religious Life

August 21, 2014

LCWR Assembly 2014: Sticking to a Dangerous Course

NEWS ANALYSIS: The leaders of the religious sisters’ organization seem content to remain more confrontational than conciliatory, at the expense of Church unity.

February 3, 2014

Consecrated Life Today ‘Enjoying Good Health,’ Archbishop Affirms

Archbishop Jose Rodriguez Carballo and Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz officially announced the celebration Jan. 31.

August 30, 2013

Pope Francis Tells Augustinian Order to Be ʻRestlessʼ in Love

The Holy Father asks them to imitate St. Augustineʼs zeal to never cease ʻevangelizing with courage, without fear.ʼ

August 19, 2013

Twins Saved From Abortion Now Save Souls as Priests

Their motherʼs heroic trust in God overcame doctors urging her to abort them over suspected deformities.

August 6, 2013

The Singing Nuns: Dominican Sisters to Release 'Mater Eucharistiae'

The sisters’ songs of Marian devotion will be released Aug. 13 by De Montfort Music.

October 9, 2012

CARA Study Finds Abundance of Potential Priests and Sisters

Released today, the study's statistics show that 600,000 never-married Catholics are serious about religious vocations.

April 11, 2012

Who’s Choosing the Religious Life? Study Says Newly Professed Are Young and More Educated

Archbishop Robert Carlson on why the Church needs religious vocations: 'In a world where human frailty is acutely felt, they remind us of God and bring Christ’s redemptive love to all they meet.'

December 15, 2011

Creating a Culture of Vocations

Archbishop Robert Carlson, the head of the U.S. bishops’ committee on vocations, says there are signs of hope for the Church in America.

December 8, 2011

Rosalind Moss' Unexpected Journey

Jewish convert longs to 'bring hemlines to the floor and habits to the world.'

November 25, 2011

Surprising Revival for Men in Religious Life

Overall numbers are down, but new communities continue to emerge.

October 24, 2011

Anita Caspary: Dissenter or Pioneer?

The former religious superior's death Oct. 5 offers the opportunity for a re-examination of the events surrounding her break from Church authority.

October 15, 2011

The Holiness and Work of St. Teresa of Avila, Mystic and Church Reformer

Feature for the Spanish saint and doctor of the Church's feast day, Oct. 15.

October 7, 2011

Dominican Nun Delves Into the Mystery of the Rosary

Sister Mary Catharine provides a motherly service on this feast of Our Lady.

July 20, 2011

Study: U.S. Catholic Population Is Growing

The number of Masses and the size of parishes has increased, despite a decline in the number of priests and parishes.

June 29, 2011

The Trials of Religious Life

Contrary to what many people may believe, men and women in religious community struggle with personal sanctity just as much as laypeople.

June 23, 2011

New Religious Order Will Come to Boston

Daughters of Mary, Our Lady of Nazareth started by Iraqi sister who worked as college chaplain.

March 4, 2011

Most Parents Discourage Religious Vocations - But Why?

February 10, 2011

Benedict XVI on Fostering Vocations

December 20, 2010

Vocations Under the Christmas Tree?

2 children’s books help plant the seeds that find fruition in the priesthood and religious life.

November 24, 2010

Thankfulness

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