Spiritual reading and the saints

As a student in elementary school, my teachers highlighted the importance of reading – often using this phrase, “reading is fundamental.” However, despite their repeated encouragement, I never quite understood how necessary reading was until I was of college age. 

Let the Scriptures lead your life

Father Nghia Nguyen, vocations liaison and parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Keller, stopped by the North Texas Catholic office recently. Of course, the conversation turned to vocations.

Pray specifically, encourage attentively

On a visit this spring to Saint Joseph Seminary College in Covington, La., Bishop Michael Olson reminded our seminarians that they have a crucial role to play in fostering vocations to the priesthood. He asked that they pray not just for an increase in vocations, but to pray for specific men by name.