10 Books That Will Help You Discern Priesthood

Before I got married, I had actively discerned a vocation to the priesthood for about four years. During that time I read a number of books that aided me in the discernment process. Most of the books on this list have been recommended to me by seminary formators or spiritual directors. None of these books is exclusively … Read more…

Seminary: The Inside Scoop (Three Things You Should Know)

A lot of the time when a young man is trying to work out his vocational discernment with fear and trembling, the greatest obstacle in his way is accurate information about what his life in any of the hypothetical vocation choices would actually look like. Drawn from my experience in seminary, I’d like to help … Read more…

Was Pope Francis’ Trip to America a Disappointment?

Were you disappointed with Pope Francis trip to America? Most American Catholics were hoping to hear the Holy Father speak out against gay marriage and abortion; the two issues that are pressing upon the American people. But he didn’t. Francis consciously chose to avoid these issues. For some, the Pope’s silence on these matters is … Read more…

Two Hard-Won Tips For Your Discernment

  Priesthood or Married Life? Consecrated Single Life or Religious Life? Diocesan Priesthood or Religious Priesthood? Religious Life or Married Life? Pick one! Quick! This could be the most difficult and important question you answer in your entire life! Are you stressed out yet? Yes, it’s important. But are you making it harder on yourself … Read more…

“God Loves You!” …So what difference does it make?

“God Loves You!” We see it displayed on billboards and on the glowing marquees of churches seeking 24/7 attention. We hear it said in sermons, homilies, and in talks by those with respectable reputations in all matters spiritual. Truly, this simple phrase seems to be thought of as useful for incapsulating the very essence of … Read more…