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Zenit News: Ukrainian seminaries are having to turn away up to half of the young men seeking to become priests due to a lack of space. Coadjutor Bishop Jaroslav Pryriz of the Eparchy of Sambir-Drohobych reported to Aid to the Church in Need that in some places, there are three candidates vying for every place in the seminary. Read report here.
Catholic Online reports: In Uganda, the number of vocations is rising each year. According to Vatican statistics, every fifth seminarian worldwide now comes from Africa. Read full article here.
How few parents realize the immense power they possess for moulding the character and shaping the future career of their children. The tiny babe just born to them comes from God’s hand with vast possibilities for good and evil; like the young forest tree, its soul may be trained to grow straight and beautiful, or bent and twisted, made horrible and deformed.
The Religious State can be the portion only of an elite: that is to say, of chosen souls. A special vocation is required of those who aspire to walk this narrow and uphill path.
If ever I have seen encouraging news that is tragic at the same time it is this. Young men who seek to enter the Latin Rite seminary are sent home because of lack of space. Such a situation should be of prime concern for the universal Church, especially in Rome. If the Faith is to survive in the mid-east these young men are our reasons … More →