» 06/25/2012, 00.00
Difficult, but indispensable, to propose the priesthood to the youth of secularized society
The document "Pastoral Guidelines for Fostering Vocations to Priestly Ministry." In ten years the worldwide numbers of those preparing to become priests have increased. Asia is the continent with the largest number of vocations.
Pope: Priests, men, poor and weak, transformed into fearless preachers of salvation
In the Year for Priests we must pray for priests and for those who are called to the vocation of total consecration. He recalls the Day for Life in Italy and for the "Week of life and family" in Rome. On 11 February, the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, the pope will celebrate Mass with the sick in the Basilica of St. Peter.
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Pope: only the light of God can overcome the great "darkness" cast by war and greed
During the Mass celebrated in Luanda in front of a million people, Benedict XVI speaks of prayer for reconciliation and peace, which, from Africa, embrace the entire world, and urges men all over the world to pray for "this great Continent so filled with hope, yet so thirsty for justice, for peace, for a sound and integral development that can ensure a future of progress and peace for its people." Commemoration of the two young people who died yesterday in a stampede at the stadium.
Philippine Catholic women: apostolate in families increases vocations
In the Year for Priests renewed the commitment of the laity to support the crisis of vocations. In a scenario that sees fewer and fewer young people willing to serve God and the Church, the relationship between parents and children becomes the first step to form the faith and future priests.
For Card Gracias, media are misleading and inaccurate on Pope and paedophilia cases
The archbishop of Mumbai issues a press statement in which he criticises Indian media for their “misleading titles” and for trying to discredit the Church, when in fact the Pope “apologised to the victims of abuse”.
Pope: All Christians must help vocations in this time when God's voice seems stifled
In his message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations on "Proposing Vocations in the Local Church," Benedict XVI stresses the responsibility of the entire ecclesial community, starting with bishops to promote and support the "workers of the harvest"
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