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Vocations

Why are Catholic priests called “Reverend”?

In English the official title of a priest remains "Reverend" and has been so for hundreds of years.

A priest called the “wrong” number … and God made great things happen.

Father Goyo Hidalgo told the story on Twitter, and the post went viral.

Why do cardinals put their title in the middle of their name?

The tradition is unique among members of the hierarchy and can be traced to an early Roman practice.

Cited by President Trump, Sister Deirdre Byrne just keeps serving

"Sister Dede," as she is known, has traded military fatigues for the habit of a medical missionary religious.

7 out of 10 children from this family joined the Dominican Order

These siblings all felt the same calling and to the same community!

Married men can be ordained priests under these circumstances

While celibacy is preferred, there are always exceptions to the rule that are consistent with the traditions of the Church.

What is a seminary and who goes there?

It is surprisingly not a "priest factory," and has evolved over the years to become a center for spiritual formation.

What does the word “priest” mean and where is it in the Bible?

Priests have been part of Christianity since the very beginning, and have their roots in the Old Testament.

This is the best gift you can give a newly ordained priest

It is a gift that will fuel his priesthood for the rest of his life.

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