What Does it Mean to be a Priest?: Part 1

“To live in the midst of the world without wishing its pleasures”

This post is a continuation of a previous post. To read the previous post, click here: What Does it Mean to be a Priest?: Intro
Not Wasting any Time
Lacordaire doesn’t waste any time getting to the heart of what it means […]

What Does it Mean to be a Priest?: Intro

The Question
When I was a kid I thought that being a priest would have to be the easiest job in the world. Working one hour on Saturday nights, one, maybe two, hours on Sunday mornings, and the occasional wedding or funeral…sounded pretty cushy to me. As I have to come […]

What Jim Gaffigan is Teaching about Vocations

A few weeks ago, as I was flipping through the channels on my tv, I stumbled across an episode of The Jim Gaffigan Show. For those who are not familiar, Jim Gaffigan is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer. I’ve always enjoyed listening to Gaffigan’s fatherhood, family, and food centered comedy routines, […]

What is my vocation?

How do I know what God’s calling me to do?

Why can’t God just give it to me straight?
A lot of us wish that God would speak to us more clearly about our future. After all, if God did just let us know plainly, surely we’d obey! A short little message doesn’t seem like a lot to ask in exchange for […]

Is celibacy a lonely life?

The article below was adapted from this on-air radio interview of Taylor Morgan on the Mike Allen Show. The relevant portion begins at 12 minutes 0 seconds.Celibacy is a fascinating topic, and it’s a shame that it doesn’t come up more. Perhaps we simply think it would be too awkward […]

Straight from the priests’ mouths

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National Vocations Awareness Week

Yes, you CAN actually make a difference in vocations

Sometimes when we “pray for vocations” we are really praying for “other people to have a vocation”…emphasis on the “other”.

If we are going to have more priests and religious, if we are going to counter the false images of those vocations, and if our young people are going to feel […]

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