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Laborers for the Harvest

April 18, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

The Church worldwide has been blessed since 1978 with a surge in the number of seminarians. According to data published in L’Osservatore Romano and the Vatican’s statistical yearbook (the Secretariat of State’s Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae), […]

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Pope Benedict’s Saints

April 13, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

    By canonizing some of the faithful, i.e., by solemnly proclaiming that they practiced heroic virtue and lived in fidelity to God’s grace, the Church recognizes the power of the Spirit of holiness within […]

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Ora et Labora

April 6, 2011 J. J. Ziegler 0

In his famous Rule, St. Benedict (480-547) lays out a way of life that includes the celebration of the Divine Office, prayerful reading, silence, manual labor, hospitality, and obedience to an abbot—all within the context […]

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Laborers for the Harvest

December 24, 2008 J. J. Ziegler 0

While these continental trends manifest the vitality of the Church in Africa and Asia during the past three decades, they do not address the question of which countries are currently the most successful in attracting […]

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Priestly Vocations in America: Recent Trends

December 24, 2008 J. J. Ziegler 0

While priestly vocations have collapsed nationwide, several American dioceses have been part of the worldwide surge in the number of seminarians. “Over the past three years,” says Father Darrin Connall, rector of Bishop White Seminary […]