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Pope Francis greets a new priest during an ordination Mass in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Updated Vatican guidelines say clergy must promote care for creation

Pope Francis waves after attending a conference on narcotics at the Vatican last week (AP)

The Pope said vocations exist, but need to be proposed in the right way

Bishops arrive for a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican in 2015 (CNS)

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

Mark Wahlberg arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Entourage (PA)

The actor said he had known many good and holy priests and hoped future generations would too

Pope Francis salutes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, left, at the end of a consistory in 2014 (PA)

The Pope has written the preface to a new collection of Benedict’s writings on the priesthood

Cardinal Nichols (CNS)

The cardinal said that a priest who is always complaining about his troubles is ‘a counter-sign’

The author with Patti Fordyce outside Westminster Cathedral today (© Westminster Cathedral)

When we saw a protest for women’s ordination outside a Chrism Mass, we knew we had to offer a response

Cardinal Vincent oversees the ordination of three former Anglican bishops [PA]

The wonder of ordination

The beautiful call to share in the priesthood is given to a human person wounded by sin

Priests lay hands on candidates during their ordination at the Co-Cathedral of St Joseph in Brooklyn last June (Photo: CNS)

Nearly 600 Americans are expected to be ordained to the priesthood this year

Pope Francis presides at the Chrism Mass in St Peter's Basilica  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Holy Father urges clergy of Rome diocese not to ‘flirt with spiritual worldliness’