The 2023 “State of Priestly Vocations in the United States” by Texas-based Vocation Ministry concludes that “the overall role of priests in fostering vocations is significant,” with “around 70% of those ordained” reporting that they were invited by a priest to consider the calling.
Trusted relationships with priests key to fostering vocations, study says
Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 narrative engages in post-truth journalism, Catholic scholars warn
The Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives touted Carlson’s package on its Twitter account as a “must watch,” while other Republican lawmakers called it a false narrative.
Biden administration reportedly weighs reinstating family detention of unauthorized migrants
Multiple media reports indicated administration officials are considering reinstatement of that policy along with others as they prepare for the upcoming termination of Title 42.
Speaker: Church must accompany people, tell truth about gender ideology
Gender ideology has permeated the culture, rewriting society’s understanding of the differences of the sexes, and leading to a sharp increase in the number of people, particularly teen girls, who are seeking a gender transition.
Women can be ‘first allies of peace’ when human rights are ‘fully recognized,’ Vatican tells UN
The Vatican’s United Nations mission condemned in remarks to the U.N. Security Council what it said was a worldwide increase in violence against women, and a decline in women’s involvement in the decision-making process.
Survivors ask for pope’s support for Nigeria’s persecuted Christians
A victim of terrorism in Nigeria, Maria Joseph, a 19-year-old Christian, asked Pope Francis to do “whatever is in his means” to support the country’s persecuted Christians.
Peruvian cardinal says pope supports church taking lead in negotiating peace
Cardinal Barreto, who met privately with the pope March 4, said he informed the pontiff that several institutions in the country “have sought out the church, and have spoken to me personally, to see how we can jointly create a roundtable of dialogue for Peru, independent of our faith or of the political instances that may exist.”
Delaware bill would break seal of confession, require priest to report what penitent says
House Bill 74 would do away with the privilege between priest and penitent in a sacramental confession by requiring priests to report information relating to child abuse and neglect that is shared in a confessional.