Seminarian Parents

Parents' perspectives on a Catholic vocation journey

Paulist Ordination

The Paulists have an ordination planned for Saturday, May 20, 2017. Learn more about the men who are preparing for the priesthood.

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May 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

Bless Me, Father — A Review of Sorts

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

November 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Miracle of Priesthood

A brief reflection on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

April 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: “But people are so critical of priests!” Super Human or A Human of Faith?

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

February 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Objection Series: Celibacy or “He’ll never have his own children!”

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

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

This is just a phase… or… I don’t want another trumpet in the attic.

As a parent, how do you know if your son’s  interest in discerning a vocation is the real thing or is it just a phase?  When he is  young, it … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fr. Martin’s Confession

Noted Jesuit Fr. James Martin published a piece on CNN.COM this week called “Confessions of a Catholic Priest.”  In it, he makes a couple of interesting points. First of all, … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Web

This week the internet tossed out some interesting tidbits about the priesthood. Enjoy!

August 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Priesthood as Exemplary Masculinity

An inspirational article from Word on Fire suggests a new/old view of the priesthood.

February 2, 2014 · Leave a comment
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