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Texan says, ‘Holy Spirit lassoed my heart’

Texan says, ‘Holy Spirit lassoed my heart’

| May 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

“I can’t remember a specific day or a specific conversation that helped me first think about becoming a priest. All I can say is that somewhere around this time in my life, the Holy Spirit ‘lassoed’ my heart and slowly began to pull me in the direction toward priesthood.” – Deacon Brian Park

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Thoughts about priesthood started at age 9

Thoughts about priesthood started at age 9

| May 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

“At around the same time that I was deepening my faith, my home parish received a new priest. His name was Father Charlie Prass, O.M.I. After getting to know him, he mentioned to me after Mass one Sunday, ‘You would make a good priest.'” – Deacon John Drees

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Witness of family congress participants provided inspiration

Witness of family congress participants provided inspiration

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“I was experiencing much joy with the Catholic faith, for there were many families, religious sisters, priests, etc., present. It was largely their witness to the faith that inspired me to, for the first time, pray about the priesthood. ” – Deacon Andrew Stueve

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Letter from archbishop stirs priestly thoughts

Letter from archbishop stirs priestly thoughts

| May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

“At dinner that evening, the archbishop told me that I reminded him of a priest from New York. I didn’t think much of the comment that evening. About two weeks later, I received a letter from the archbishop, in which he thanked me for joining him for dinner and in which he included some pictures of this priest along with a note that read: ‘This is what you’re going to look like when you’re older.'” – Deacon Luke Marquard

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New priest to celebrate first Mass with gifted chalice

New priest to celebrate first Mass with gifted chalice

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“We had the opportunity to talk to them, get to know them [parish priests], even play basketball or other games with them.”. – Deacon Joah Ellis

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Three women play guiding role on road to vocation

Three women play guiding role on road to vocation

| May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

“As an altar boy, I experienced a joy and deep peace unlike anything outside of Mass. I knew my life had to be based on nearness to the Eucharist in a consecrated way.” – Deacon Andrew Jaspers

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Eucharistic adoration leads to thoughts of priesthood

Eucharistic adoration leads to thoughts of priesthood

| May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“On a whim, I signed up for a weekly hour of eucharistic adoration when I was a senior in high school. It was after a couple months of eucharistic adoration that I met Jesus.

Not too long after that I began to ask questions about my life, and the priesthood was a prospect.” – Deacon Andrew Brinkman

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Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Vermont called ‘death state’ with doctor-assisted suicide

Now that Vermont allows “doctor-prescribed suicide,” the “magnificent landscape of this state, which echoes life from its majestic mountains to its powerful waterways, no longer is reflected in the laws which govern the Green Mountain State,” said the head of the statewide Diocese of Burlington.

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Pavone: ‘Truth of abortion’ exposed in trial will bring end to abortion

Pavone: ‘Truth of abortion’ exposed in trial will bring end to abortion

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, predicted “the end of abortion in our lifetime” in a recent talk he gave in Madison sponsored by Wisconsin Right to Life.

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Salute to graduates

Salute to graduates

Reflections written by high school seniors selected by their Catholic schools and parishes

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Catholic high school graduation ceremonies set

Catholic high school graduation ceremonies set

Dates and times of graduation ceremonies

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FDA ‘acted irresponsibly’ in lowering age for emergency contraceptives

FDA ‘acted irresponsibly’ in lowering age for emergency contraceptives

The Food and Drug Administration “acted irresponsibly” with its decision to lower the age limit from 17 to 15 for purchasing an over-the-counter emergency contraceptive, said an official of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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