Q. Can or should a person enter a seminary without knowing for sure whether he is called to be a priest? A. A man can only be 100% certain that he is called to the priesthood at the moment of … Continue reading
Category Archives: Holy Orders
Q. Is a deacon a layperson? A. A permanent or transitional deacon in good standing is a member of the clerical, not lay state and is thus not considered a layman. He is a clergyman. (c) 2009 by Therese Ivers, … Continue reading
by Therese Ivers, JCL Way back in September, I was asked to help with an upcoming retreat for women discerning their vocations and who feel like they’re beating their heads on the wall “discerning to death”. This topic really resonated … Continue reading
by Therese Ivers, JCL One of our readers put in a request that we discuss the vocation of religious brothers. As a result, I would like to share a few thoughts on the vocation to religious brotherhood. “Are we visiting … Continue reading
Today I happened to take a look at the diocesan website, and here are some great photos of the ordination of two young men to the diaconate and two to the priesthood. Check them out! CLICK HERE for the photos.