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Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education

Cardinal says ‘the strongest candidates grow in hostile environments’

Men ordained to the diaconate in Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur)

Number of priestly ordinations expected to almost double in two years

A Sister makes her final profession (Photo: Mazur)

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

The band ooberfuse performed at World Youth Day last year

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

Participants at an Invocation weekend at St Mary's College, Oscott (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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

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

The Holy Father looks on as a female server presents his zuchetto

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

Iesu Communio was approved by Pope Benedict in December last year

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

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

New seminarians at Allen Hall, Chelsea, with Archbishop Vincent Nichols

This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales