"I don’t understand why priests have to be celibate."

"I don’t understand why priests have to be celibate."

Excerpted from pages 42-47 of A Priest in the Family, a book by Fr. Brett Brannen for families of men discerning the priesthood. I once heard the story of the Lotha tribe in Nagaland, India, a place that many Protestant missionaries had visited. They had all tried to...

"Thank you, Father!" – A Vocation Story

This vocation story was relayed to us from a priest who has spent much time in his priestly ministry promoting vocations: Dear Father, I know this is completely out of the blue, and I doubt you remember me or the event I’m about to share, and honestly I’m...

Eight Great Insights: What I learned at NCDVD

Every fall, the diocesan vocation directors in the U.S. gather for their annual convention. Here are some of the highlights from last week. 1. “The biggest challenge to the secular, atheistic mentality is a happy priest.” As a group, Catholic priests are among the...