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VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News)—Christian families should be a happy and loving environment in which young people can discern calls to the priesthood or religious life, Pope Benedict XVI says in his message for the World Day of Prayers for Vocations.


For the first time in recent history, the number of religious priests has increased!


Emphasizes Importance of Studying the Faith as an Organic Whole


The 2012 celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life will be observed in the United States on the weekend of Feb. 4-5.


Mass with Seminarians, August 20, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI gives guidance and support to seminarians for their years of formation.


VATICAN CITY, 27 SEP 2011 (VIS) - On Saturday 24 September, during the course of his apostolic visit to Germany, the Holy Father met with seminarians in the city of Freiburg im Breisgau, whom he addressed off-the-cuff in German. Extracts of his remarks are given below.


MAYNOOTH, Ireland, OCT. 18, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Answering the "call" is getting a little easier these days, and in a surprising place. Those who want more information on joining the Catholic priesthood in Ireland need look no further than their smart phone.


The clergy topped the list of the Ten Happiest Jobs found in an article at Forbes.com, as reported a General Social Survey by the National Organization for Research at the University of Chicago.   Read the whole article here:  ...


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