Father James Rodriguez visited Paris when he was 15 years old and found that spending time in the City of Light helped him see the light.
Franciscan Sister Focuses on Future And Keeping the Catholic Voice Alive
Sister Carol Woods, SFMA, has been a member of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi for more than 40 years. But rather than rest on any of her past accomplishments, she’s busy helping her religious community plan for the future.
Nursing School Graduates Say Pandemic Confirmed Their Career Choice
The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed much of the college experience for this year’s graduating class, but nursing school graduates may have felt this more acutely.
Ordination Survey Finds Dropping Percentages of new White U.S. Priests
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.
Only in Print: Summer Vocations Turn to Tech
At the Visitation Monastery in Bay Ridge, the nine nuns who live there make use of online services for virtual, online doctors’ appointments and to chat with candidates who are contemplating religious life.
A Time for Discernment: Vocation Retreat With Bishop DiMarzio
When 17-year-old Anthony Longo walks through the doors at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, Queens, he feels instantly at home.
Two Transitional Deacons Ordained for Brooklyn Diocese
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, ordained six men as transitional deacons at St. Joseph Seminary in the Dunwoodie section of Yonkers on Nov. 9, including two who are studying to become priests for the Diocese of Brooklyn — Nestor Armando Martinez Barajas and Dragan Pusic.
In Brooklyn, Immigrant Nuns ‘At the Feet of Jesus’
There are nearly 100 different communities of religious sisters and brothers actively working and praying in the Diocese of Brooklyn. None are originally founded here.
Called and Blessed with Two Vocations
WHEN I WAS in grammar school, I felt a calling. I spoke to my parents and the nuns at school and my pastor. I felt that I needed to be with God.
A Turning Point Helped Refocus My Vocation
BORN INTO a peasant family in a rural area of Central Vietnam, I am the second of five children. Growing up, I had to work very hard as a farmer.