Parenting can keep you up at night worrying about your children’s future. A couple of examples — both real and fictional — can help parents better understand and grapple with their fears.
Every year, young men in seminary formation come to the realization that priesthood is not their vocation. If you don’t have a clear understanding of the discernment process or the … Continue reading
How do you measure happiness? This post should appeal to those who are interested in hard data from reliable sources. If your objection arises from a belief that your son … Continue reading
Matt Wenke has a couple of great posts over at Aleteia sharing his experience of having a daughter enter a religious order.
If you have been following this series, you have seen that the objections have been very specific. At first, I had many of these objections described in this series. When … Continue reading
It’s well documented that parents discourage their children from entering religious life, but how should we respond?
Saint Hannah has become very special to me since my son entered formation.
Being a seminarian involves more than just sitting in classrooms or spending days in prayer. There’s a very active component as well.
Some parents object when their son declares an interest in a vocation. There are lots of reasons given, but I suspect that the root of the problem is lack of … Continue reading
Recently I was privileged to participate in a week long retreat/seminar at Loyola University on the topic of Parish Health and Wellness. It was an intense time with forty of … Continue reading
Evan pointed out that the blog hasn’t been updated in a while. He’s right. I’ve missed several important events in the life of the Paulist Community. So, let me (with … Continue reading
Not everyone in a wimple is a nun and not every man in a habit is a priest. Can you tell the difference?
Fr. Dave gives some insight into the role and responsibilities of a spiritual director.