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In Search of Direction

Daniel Comboni’s (1831–1881) first missionary trip to Africa ended in failure. He returned home to Italy and came up with what was a novel idea then: involve African Christians directly in the evangelization of their sisters and brothers.
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Mike Sullivan, president of the College of St. Joseph the Worker in Steubenville, Ohio, is pictured in an undated photo explaining the components of a standard furnace to a student. New Catholic schools across the U.S are part of a growing trend for career-focused education in fields such as construction, carpentry, and HVAC, while integrating spiritual growth into vocational training. (OSV News photo/courtesy College of St. Joseph the Worker)

New Catholic Trade Schools Prepare Careers and Spiritual Vocations

Construction and architecture. Carpentry and HVAC. Machine and systems technology. All career fields with robust hiring futures — and all career fields young Catholics can pursue in a Christ-centered education environment
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Members of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation in Nashville, Tenn., are pictured in a file photo preparing for Mass at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, where they made their final profession of religious vows. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

Vocations to religious life in US decline, but key factors can impact numbers

A new report shows a continued decrease in the number of permanent vocations to consecrated life in the U.S.
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Doing Christ’s Work

A Dominican friar and painter whose work influenced the Renaissance, Blessed Fra Angelico was known for his unique and glorious spiritual paintings. He used his gift of art to glorify God.
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Father Chin Nguyen greets a well-wisher following his ordination to the priesthood June 5, 2021, at the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph in Brooklyn, N.Y. Father Nguyen, who was born in Vietnam, was one of four men ordained by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn at the Mass. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Younger priests identify as theologically conservative, politically moderate

A closer look at the largest survey of U.S. Catholic priests in 50 years has revealed "a major shift in how priests view themselves and their priesthood," said researchers.
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Eyes on the Prize

Reflect Stephen Covey once counseled that we should begin with the end in mind. We should consider what we really want to happen in every situation. We should consider how we might contribute to the wellbeing of others and ourselves ...
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