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Priests must reclaim their voice on vocations: Bishop

“If we as priests don’t encourage this culture of discernment, the young men who want to become priests ... will slip through the cracks.”


Priest shortage tops concerns at Kilmore assembly

Results of feedback from 18-month listening survey in diocese's parishes highlights a range of concerns among young and old.


Vocations are firmly on Irish Church’s agenda: Bishop

“We need to help priests recover their confidence in themselves and their priestly ministry” - Fr Stephen Langridge tells diocesan vocations directors.


Well known NI journalist quits BBC for religious life

"It is a decision that I have not come to lightly, but it is one that I make with love and great joy" - Martina Purdy.


Ploughing2014: Church in the ‘market square’

Priests, Religious and lay people promote faith and mission alongside all things agricultural.


Three new vocations for Sacred Heart orders

Two men and one woman join the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH).


ACP appeal to bishops over vocations crisis

Dominican warns priests' association that they are contributing to the vocations crisis.


Irish Church benefits from mature vocations

Three of this summer’s ordinations range in age from late 40s to mid 60s.


Deaneries in Kildare and Leighlin cut by half

Full–time vocations director and vicar to support and care for priests appointed.


67-year-old ordained for Kildare & Leighlin

Fr Seán’s experience of family life has the potential to be an enormous help to many people he may encounter in his priesthood: Bishop Nulty


New Bishop of Elphin to be ordained today

Bishop-elect Kevin Doran pays tribute to Bishop Jones' 20 years at the helm.


Limerick diocese readies for decline in priests

After this month's ordination Limerick will wait five or six years more for another ordination.


Vocations Ireland welcomes Year of Consecrated Life

Those interested in religious life looking for strong sense of community, prayer, Eucharist and a clear identity in the order.


Maynooth and Armagh celebrate ordinations

Ascension Day is feast of hope. God's plan for the whole world is slowly but surely being rolled out, says Cardinal.


More Than 15,000 Active Permanent Deacons In U.S. Church

As average age increases, "we must take necessary steps to invite others to hear the Lord’s call to serve as deacons," says bishop.


Singing priest attentive toward vocation

"First and foremost I am a priest," says Youtube sensation.


CDF Prefect visits seminary in Maynooth

“The visit was very friendly and cordial and very warmly supportive of the seminary community.”


Give all for the pearl of great value: Bishop of Derry

Church cannot be concerned with self preservation but must 'be' good news to the world.


Bishop Nulty challenges parishes on vocations

"Potential vocations are all around us."


Rise in vocations in England and Wales

Nearly 100 men and women entered seminaries and religious houses in 2013.


Pope Francis’ vocations message welcomed

“To choose a life as a priest or religious in contemporary Ireland is a radical option, although a hugely fulfilling one.” – Bishop McKeown.


“Huge increase” in inquiries about vocations

Rise in numbers attending Open Day at Maynooth and among those discerning a vocation.


RTÉ to feature Glencairn nuns on Easter Sunday

Programme filmed at Ireland's only female Cistercian monastery over the course of a year.


Augustinians in Ireland launch vocations drive

Order recognises need for time and resources to promote vocations.


Pope Francis appoints Bishop McKeown Bishop of Derry

"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.


Adoration to increase in west as new committees established

Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Committees now complete in Clonfert and Killaloe


Pope Francis to dedicate 2015 to consecrated life

Pontiff tells leaders of religious orders they should not tolerate corruption.


Vocations to religious life in UK on the up

Call for ‘culture of discernment’ to accompany young people on journey to religious life.


New vocations for Franciscans and Dominicans

The Irish Dominican friars have 19 men in initial formation.


Former peace activist becomes a nun

"I felt called to religious life when I converted to the Catholic faith at university in Cambridge."

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