Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Joseph Keating

Thoughts from Fr. Keating on priesthood: There are two main things you should do when considering whether God is calling you to be a priest:  1. Pray every day, especially about your vocation, and 2. Get a spiritual director, who will help you to discern what you are receiving in prayer.

Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Ronaldo Mercado

Thoughts from Fr. Mercado on priesthood: Prayer is the strength and grace of the priest-pastor to the challenging, rough life of the parish. Only by union with God in prayer can a priest truly be Christ to others.

Vocation Awareness Week with Fr. Khoi Tran

Thoughts from Fr. Tran on priesthood: For those who are discerning the priesthood, don't be afraid. None of us are perfect and worthy, but that's why this vocation is from God for He's the one who empowers those He called

What caused the Reformation? A Catholic explanation

Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) — One fated Halloween, 500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Castle in a dramatic act of defiance against the Catholic Church. Or, he may have just hung it on the doorknob. Or mailed out copies.

Martyrs of the Church — Saint Joan of Arc

Perhaps novelist Mark Twain describes our saint for today best: “When we reflect that her century was the brutalest, the wickedest, the rottenest in history since the darkest ages, we are lost in wonder at the miracle of such a product from such a soil.”