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Nation/World news briefs: March 20, 2023
Trusted relationships with priests key to fostering vocations, study says
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.
National collection continues to strengthen the faith in underserved communities
Funds from this second collection are used for ministry evangelization, seminary training and to help churches recover from natural disasters in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands.
Notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI
Here is a collection of notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI from homilies, documents, messages and speeches from 2005 to 2013, the years he served as pope.
Father Doug Liebsch: The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus
“Our vocation, that place to which we are called to give ourselves, is the field. It looks different for each of us depending on what God calls us to, but the treasure is always Christ.”
Pope asks missionaries to help laity take responsibility for church
“An essential element of the synodal journey is the development of a greater sense of co-responsibility of the lay faithful for the life and future of the church,” the pope said Oct. 20.
Annual Motorcycle Run for Vocations set for Aug. 28
All donations for the event go toward supporting seminarian education for the Diocese of St. Cloud.
Young men listen for God’s call during Quo Vadis Days in Washington state
Quo Vadis — Latin for “Where are you going?” — is an invitation from the Seattle Archdiocese’s vocations office for young men in high school to learn more about the priesthood, deepen their faith and discover how to hear God’s call in their lives.