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Topic: vocations

Vatican releases guidelines on promoting vocations

Cardinal says ‘the strongest candidates grow in hostile environments’

England and Wales to see sharp rise in ordinations

Number of priestly ordinations expected to almost double in two years

Number of women joining religious orders triples in three years

Last year there were 17 new recruits in England and Wales, up from six in 2009

Pop band release single in support of vocations drive

The band ooberfuse have composed a ‘dubstep’ soundtrack for the Church’s new vocations framework

Discernment groups are an excellent idea: they remind us lay people that we have a vocation too

Let’s hope they put an end to Shine Jesus Shine and X Factor-style retreats

Church announces three-year vocations drive

Aim is to ensure every young person has a discernment group to discuss vocations

The 1994 statement permitting girl servers was a mistaken tactical retreat which led to a fall in priestly vocations. It’s time to withdraw it

Undoing the damage will take time: the sooner the Church starts to clear up the mess, the better

Here’s another example of renewal in the Church: this is what Vatican II was supposed to be about

The sisters of Iesu Communio are experiencing an ‘explosion’ of vocations

Four consecrated women discuss their vocations

Hundreds of thousands of women around the world are drawn to religious life

English and Welsh vocations rise to highest level in a decade

This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales