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?
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
Fr. Dave gives some insight into the role and responsibilities of a spiritual director.
What three things should you know before you enter the seminary?
It’s worth remembering the important milestones that mark a man’s progress toward ordination.
A brief reflection on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations.
Do you feel alone sometimes while your son is on this path of discernment? Hopefully, this blog is one way for you to see that you are not alone and … Continue reading
Letting Go When you look back, parenting feels like a long series of letting go of your child. The first day of school is a day of pride and tears for … Continue reading
As part of the Objection Series, I did not think I would be writing specifically about celibacy, although it can be an objection for parents. I referred to celibacy in … Continue reading