Number of nuns in US is collapsing

The website of the Philadelphia Archdiocese reports, several hundred religious institutes of women are likely to disappear in the next few decades. This report deals with nuns in America alone, so the situation in Africa and Asia is no doubt different. A

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2018-10-23T15:41:24-07:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

35 new priests ordained in California this year

A diverse mix of 35 new apostles of Christ were ordained to the priesthood in California this year, entering ministry to the state’s Catholics. The newly-ordained priests include men who heard Christ’s call early in their adult lives, but also

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2018-12-21T13:52:28-07:00September 2nd, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |32 Comments

New Vatican document explains role of consecrated virgins

The Vatican has issued a new instruction on Consecrated Virginity as the vocation experiences increasing interest. The document, titled Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, comes after requests from bishops across the world for clarity on the role of consecrated virgins, as more

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2019-01-25T10:04:31-07:00July 5th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith, Vatican News|Tags: , |23 Comments

“In this atmosphere it’s much easier to hear God’s call”

Statistics suggest that faith-based homeschooling has a crucial role in producing vocations. Data from a 2017 survey by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (Cara) at Georgetown University shows that nearly one in 10 young men in formation

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2018-06-18T12:52:38-07:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Education, Marriage and Family|Tags: , |0 Comments

Three men to be ordained permanent deacons in San Jose diocese

For three men and their families, the journey to the Permanent Diaconate is almost complete. On May 19, at 9:30 a.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph, Carl A. Bugarin, Philip Andrew McCarty and Richard M. Noack will be

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2018-05-07T11:12:50-07:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |14 Comments

LA Archdiocese blesses, breaks ground on new seminary

The patch of land where an old apartment building-turned convent rests is the future site of the Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Archbishop Jose Gomez blessed and broke ground of the new Queen of the Angeles Center for Priestly Formation

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2018-04-01T22:24:59-07:00April 1st, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |14 Comments