In a recent episode of the Busted Halo Radio Show, Fr. Dave answers a question about discernment and models a great way to have a potentially difficult situation.
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
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.
It must be hard to live your life and do your job while under a microscope. When every human failing is on display for others to comment and judge, you … Continue reading
Are you suffering from the delusion that your adult children will come home for every holiday? Let’s have a little reality check on the “I will never see him on … Continue reading
I will be posting a series on common objections parents have surrounding a son’s interest in discerning a vocation to priesthood or religious life. I will take one objection and … Continue reading
Although this statement sounds pretty harsh, you may have heard this about your son’s interest in priesthood or religious life. Maybe you worry that you are going to hear it … Continue reading
Every ordained priest has been through the seminary experience. Spend a little time with one and you’ll learn a lot about what your child is going through.
I don’t know how many times I have heard the word “discern ” or “discernment” in the last 2 years. Even so, this word still has a vaguely mysterious quality. … Continue reading
When my son first told me he thought God was calling him to be a priest, I had no real understanding of the discernment process. Being a cradle catholic, I was … Continue reading
Mundelein Seminary in Chicago has posted a video on the academic steps to become a priest: from College Seminary or Pre-Theology to Major Seminary to Transitional Diaconate to Ordination. … Continue reading
All seminarians are obliged to have a spiritual director. You can have one too! But what is a spiritual director and why would you want one?