July 24, 2015

What is the Burning Question in Priestly Formation?

By Fr Samuel Medley, SOLT One of the most common questions or desires I hear about in the seminary, the school for candidates for the priesthood, is how to pray better.  Here is what we are teaching them. Desire to Pray and Determination that Comes from It Teach me how to pray! Thank God first […]

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July 17, 2015

Want more religious vocations? Improve your family life, nun says

By Ann Schneible, CNA/EWTN News As the Church brings the needs of the family to the forefront with the upcoming Synod this fall, one Dominican sister says it is no surprise that Pope Francis should also dedicate this year to the consecrated life. “One nourishes the other,” explained Dominican Sister Maria Magdalene in an interview […]

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July 10, 2015

The Labouré Society Included in the Official Directory of the Catholic Church

As of April, 2015, the Labouré Society is recognized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee on Certification for Ecclesial Ministry and Service as professional and competent in its area of specialization (providing financial assistance and spiritual support to men and women who must resolve student loans in order to pursue their […]

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July 8, 2015

College debt prevents some from pursuing vocation

by Joe Bollig joe.bollig@theleaven.org KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Parents and students have heard this pitch for decades: A higher education is the best investment you can make in your future. Maybe that’s true. But here’s one thing that is definitely true: The debt arising from gaining a higher education can cripple your future. According to […]

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July 7, 2015

Labouré Aspirant, Justin Leedy, Attends Norcia Gala in New England

A friend and benefactor generously helped me to attend this year’s Norcia Gala in Connecticut. While there I had the opportunity to reconnect with Fr. Basil Nixen, OSB and Fr. Benedict Nivakoff, OSB. Both monks are now famous recording artists with a #1 album on Billboard. They took time out of their busy weekend in […]

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July 3, 2015

Priests Needed as Church Growth Explodes Worldwide

By Matt Hadro, CNA The global Catholic population is growing – so quickly, in fact, that priest and parish numbers cannot keep up, says a new study on trends in the worldwide Church. And this poses a challenge: With an overall growth in the number of Catholics, especially in Africa and Asia, but not enough […]

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