Talking to Family and Friends about Interest in the Priesthood

05-18-2021Vocations

Maybe you’re considering the priesthood and you feel peaceful about following God’s call and applying for seminary. But what about your family and friends? What if they don’t understand? What if they reject your choice, or - even worse - you?

It’s true that breaking the news can sometimes be difficult. When surveyed, over half of the priests ordained in 2010 reported some degree of parental opposition when they first voiced an interest in priesthood.

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Discerning the Priesthood: Why Celibacy for Priests?

04-14-2021Vocations

St. Joseph is a model of chastity for those who seek to bring Jesus to others by living a celibate life.

You might think that the issue of priestly celibacy is a “newer” matter in the Church. After all, the Roman Church has continually reiterated the law of priestly celibacy for most, if not all, of her history. So it seems that celibacy must have been pretty well accepted by the Church and the clergy, right?

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Discerning the Priesthood: Be Not Afraid

03-16-2021Vocations

Perhaps priesthood has crossed your mind, but fear pushes the idea away:

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Discerning the Priesthood: Gaining Peace Through Prayer

03-05-2021Vocations

Is God calling me to be a priest? How can I know for sure? What's the best way to make a decision like this?

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Discerning the Priesthood: The Most Important Decision You will Ever Make

02-14-2021Vocations

If you were about to make one decision that would dramatically impact the rest of your life, how would you go about it?

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