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Labouré Aspirant Robert Degre interviews on CatholicTV show Inter Nos with Bishop Robert Reed of the Archdiocese of Boston! Watch as they speak about Robby's vocation story, the Labouré Society, and the impact of God working through others to write this next chapter in Robby's life.

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Dig deeply, and the song's theological perspective become clear.

Kathy Schiffer

Two religious communities in Ohio have collaborated to produce a video that parodies English singer/songwriter Adele's “Hello” – showing that religious sisters can have a lot of fun while delivering an important message.

Adele's Piano Ballad

Adele's Grammy award-winning single “Hello” burst onto the charts in 2015, with her plaintive lyrics focused on nostalgia and regret. The song was an instant hit, reaching No. 1 in almost every country it charted in. In the United...Read more

The diocese has ordained 10 men to the priesthood for the second year in a row, upping the priestly population there by about 20%.

Mary Rezac/CNA/EWTN News

WICHITA, Kan. — Father Chad Arnold, vocations director in the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, is hesitant to dole out advice about how a diocese can increase its priestly vocations.

He recognizes that he has been blessed.

At a time when bishops and vocations directors across the universal Church are wringing their hands about a dire shortage of priests, Wichita has ordained 10 men to the priesthood for the...Read more

5 Helpful Tips for Making A Good Discernment By The Daughters of St. Paul

1. Give yourself time to make a good discernment

Think of your discernment as a journey in which you will grow personally and closer to God. The best discernments aren’t rushed, but lived in openness and surrender to God.

What kind of a timeframe should you set? On the one hand, you don’t want to be stuck in indecision, waffling back and forth endlessly; but rushing isn’t helpful either. A reasonable timeline is a year to two years, although there are reasons for a discernment to last...Read more

laboure pope francis Pope Francis inserts the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the Roman Calendar on the Monday following Pentecost Sunday.

By Devin Watkins

Pope Francis has decreed that the ancient devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, under the title of Mother of the Church, be inserted into the Roman Calendar.

The liturgical celebration, B. Mariæ Virginis, Ecclesiæ Matris , will be celebrated annually as a Memorial on the day after Pentecost.

In a decree released on Saturday by the Congregation for Divine...Read more

shakespeare was catholic

Every clue points to the fact that William Shakespeare “dyed a Papyst” – or a loyal Catholic.

Fr. Dwight Longenecker

There are probably no greater academic debating topics than the mysterious life of the Bard of Avon — William Shakespeare. Did he really write those plays? If he didn’t, who did? Was he involved in the Elizabethan spy network? Was he a secret Catholic? Are there pro-Catholic “codes” is his plays?

Joseph Pearce is the authority on this. Check out his book The Quest for Shakespeare. Here are 10...Read more

church while traveling

Washington D.C., May 28, 2018 / 12:07 am ( CNA/EWTN News ).- Flying on Sunday and need a place for Mass? A recent study revealed that 40 percent of major US airports have chapels offering Sunday Mass times for travelers and airport employees.

Taking data from the 30 busiest airports in the U.S., the Pew Research Center identified airports offering Mass and other forms of Christian worship as well as Jewish and Muslim prayer services.

The 2015 Pew study found that more than half of the largest hub...Read more

Dominican friars discover Laboure

The following article appears in the Summer, 2016 edition of Religious Life , the official magazine of The Institute on Religious Life (IRL). Click the article to enlarge.

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Irish priest saves thousands during WWll

By Aaron James

The Vatican’s honoured an Irish priest who saved thousands of Jews and Allied Soldiers during World War II.

Fr Hugh O’Flaherty disguised himself from the Nazi secret police and set up safe houses for thousands of soldiers in Rome between 1943-44 including one right next to the secret police’s main headquarters in Rome.

His abilities to evade Nazi detection earned him the nickname the Vatican’s Scarlet Pimpernel – a reference to a book character of the same name who rescued aristocrats in France who were being murdered before the French Revolution....Read more

laboure aspirant interviewed

"There are three ways that people can help support the Labouré Society and our mission. The first would be a financial investment in our vocations and anybody that would want to make that investment the easiest way to go about that would be to contact me either via email or phone. The second way to help would be to continue to share the mission of Labouré, obviously not a lot of people know about what they're doing, but more people need to know about it so sharing it with as many people as possible and helping me to invite as many people as I can into this journey. And then the third way...Read more