The annual report of new priests commissioned by the U.S. bishops shows that among those who responded, a shrinking number are white, a sign of the “little-C” catholic nature of the Catholic Church.
With COVID restrictions lifting, pastors looking to welcome faithful back should rethink their confession schedules — and start talking more about the sacrament in the pulpit.
The University of Notre Dame Sept. 21 released a groundbreaking report that looked at sexual harassment in U.S. Catholic seminaries, revealing that just six percent of seminarians reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment or misconduct, while 90 percent reported none.
By Mark Pattison WASHINGTON (CNS) – The college experience – and the Catholic college experience, especially – can influence a young man’s decision toward considering a priestly vocation, according to a study issued in early July by Boston College. Among the factors that have helped sway a man’s decision to enter priestly life are access […]