WCR This Week

Vocations director seeks men with generous hearts

June 4, 2012
LASHA MORNINGSTAR
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Generosity."

The question had not even been completed by the reporter when Father Paul Terrio stated in firm tones what he looked for in candidates presenting themselves for study in the priesthood.

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Vocation directors help those inquiring find their true call

Fr. Pierre Ducharme

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

The aim of a vocations director for a religious order is to help others find where God is calling them.

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Oblate lives on the edge

Fr. Frank Kucera

June 4, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Oblate Father Frank Kuczera says his priestly calling "wasn't a moment of transfiguration" filled with thunder and lighting and prophetic words from above.

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Seminary adds personal reflection year

Fr. Shayne Craig

June 4, 2012
RAMON GONZALEZ
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Becoming an ordained priest in Edmonton is getting a bit more intricate or perhaps more labour intensive.

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St. Faustina's diaries set her heart on fire

Sr. Annuntiata

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

When Sister Annuntiata was almost 18, she was mulling over which religious order to join.

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Flourishing Indian vocations guided by the spirit of St. Thomas

June 4, 2012
DENNIS SADOWSKI
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

NEW YORK – Vocations to the priesthood and religious life in India are strong and a sign that the missionary spirit of St. Thomas the Apostle flourishes, said the president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association.

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Getting to know God is like dating

June 4, 2012
BETH GRIFFIN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

Getting to know God is akin to entering a dating relationship, says Franciscan Brother Daniel Horan.

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John Paul II set dancer on the road to the priesthood

David Rider

June 4, 2012
CINDY WOODEN
CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE

David Rider still does the occasional barrel roll, but now he usually does it wearing a Roman collar. He's kept his tap shoes since entering the seminary, but his goal has changed dramatically.

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Regina bishop never says 'no' to God

Archbishop Daniel Bohan

June 4, 2012
FRANK FLEGEL
PRAIRIE MESSENGER

MOOSE JAW, SASK. - Regina Archbishop Daniel Bohan says he never says no to God even when it is not easy.

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Prospective sister has a heart for the poor

Mary Phillips

June 4, 2012
CHRIS MILLER
WESTERN CATHOLIC REPORTER

Mary Phillips always had a strong desire to help the poor and disadvantaged. Even during her childhood in Newfoundland, she witnessed the poverty, and her heart went out to those impoverished families.

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