April 20-May 3, 2014 Issue

April 25, 2014

John Paul II’s Message to Youth: ‘Be Not Afraid’ of Vocations

That message, delivered at the start of his historic papacy, continues to inspire a new generation to ‘open wide the doors to Christ.’

August 26, 2013

Athletic Clergy Use Sports for the Good of Souls

Hockey, marathons and baseball are among favored athletic activities.

April 19, 2013

Schoolchildren Support Seminarians Through Letter Campaign

New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus sponsors a Catholic grade-school project for students to send words of encouragement to men studying to be priests.

April 15, 2013

Pope Backs Reform of Leadership Conference of Women Religious

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a doctrinal assessment of the LCWR a year ago.

April 5, 2013

Fiftieth Prayer for Vocations Day to Focus on Hope

The 2013 World Day of Prayer for Vocations will take place on April 21, the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

March 12, 2013

Young Adult Uses Marathon to Pursue Her Vocation

Jenn Garza will commit to pray for each one of her supporters during the 26.2-mile race.

July 27, 2012

Olympian Becomes a Sister

London 2012 feature from our July 15 issue. Sister Catherine Holum says, 'I think this is a fantastic opportunity for England and all the Catholics in this country to really utilize the Olympics to share their faith.'

July 8, 2012

Men's Catholic Household Fosters Vocations

July 1 feature about Charleston, S.C., initiative.

June 9, 2012

Helping Single Catholic Women Find 'Mr. Good'

Saturday Book Pick: Emily Stimpson's 'The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide for the Single Years.'

May 22, 2012

Priest Class of 2012 Is Younger, Prayerful and Catholic-Educated

New survey sheds light on America's new clergy.

May 7, 2012

Bishop Conley: Pope Smiled When He Heard U.S. Seminarian Numbers Are Up

Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Wyoming bishops had an audience with Pope Benedict as part of their five-day ad limina pilgrimage to Rome.

April 30, 2012

Call to Obedience

May 6 issue editorial on the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s newly released doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.

April 30, 2012

Pope Prays for Vocations on World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The Holy Father entrusted vocation discernment to Mary, 'mother of every vocation in the Church,' on April 29.

April 27, 2012

The Healing of a Football Player’s Wounded Heart

Former quarterback finds peace of soul in the Mass, priesthood and intercession of St. Joseph.

April 14, 2012

College Men Discern

April 8 issue feature: Am I Called to Be a Priest? Vocations group helps with the process.

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.'

March 27, 2012

Priest Ordained Early to Fulfill Father's Wish

March 25 issue feature: Father Richard Dyer was ordained early to fulfill his dying father’s wish to be present.

February 20, 2012

Pope Delivers Series of Poignant Addresses on the Faith

This past week the Holy Father has focused on culture, faith, families, religious freedom and vocations.

February 13, 2012

Pope Previews World Day of Prayers for Vocations

Benedict XVI encourages families to foster vocations.

January 6, 2012

New Study to Examine Low Rate of Latino Vocations in U.S.

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