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EWTN Live - Dominican Life - Fr Mitch Pacwa, SJ w Fr Benedict, OP w Fr N...

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Vocations: We are failing to listen - Pope Benedict






Traditionally the Holy Father meets with the clergy of Rome at the beginning of Lent. This year he explored the nature of call in his address to them. I was very taken by the powerful reflection he shared with them. Here are some of the quotes from his speech. They deserve to be reflected on by those considering a vocation and especially those involved in vocations ministry.



".....I would say that our first important call is Baptism, to be with Christ; the second important call is to be pastors in his service and we must listen ever more intently to this call so as to be able to call, or better to help others too so that they may hear the voice of the Lord who calls. A cause of great suffering in the Church today in Europe and in the West is the lack of (priestly) vocations, but the Lord always calls; it is the listening that is lacking. We have heard his voice and must always pay attention to the Lord's voice on behalf of …

Catholics Return Testimony - Anika Johnson

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The Archbishop of Dublin challenges the Church

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