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A painting of St Philip Neri

Today is the feast day of St Philip Neri, a priest who gave spiritual direction in unconventional ways

The Vocation Network for Catholic Religious Life and Priesthood website

Vocation Network will make it easier for people to select an order

The statement on the group's website

American clergymen join British counterparts in wishing to uphold ‘Church discipline’ on sacraments

19 priests lie on the ground during an ordination ceremony in Rome on Sunday  (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francise warned priests not to be like ‘peacocks’, but there’s nothing wrong with them taking pride in their appearance

Pope Francis holds the hands of one of the 19 new priests he ordained during a ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican (Giorgio Onorati/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis presides over the ordinations of 19 priests for the diocese of Rome on Sunday at St Peter’s Basilica

A banner depicting St John Paul II hanging from the facade of St Peter's Basilica (CNS)

A saint for beleaguered priests

A love for priests was a vital part of St John Paul II’s pontificate

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

In Chrism Mass homily the Holy Father urges priests not to give in to weariness

Pope Francis with a newly married couple (CNS)

I had not the slightest hesitation in signing the letter, and I was grateful to the organisers for undertaking the task

Pope Francis, cardinals and cardinal-designates pray before a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

Michael Keaton at the Golden Globes (PA)

Birdman actor recalls mother praying the rosary and volunteering at hospital