Vocations and ordination

17 former Anglicans ordained Catholic deacons in Britain

MANCHESTER, England -- Seventeen former Anglican priests were made deacons in one of the largest group ordinations in the modern history of the Catholic Church in Britain.

All the deacons will serve in the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, which in January 2011 became the first ordinariate to be set up under "Anglicanorum coetibus," the apostolic constitution issued by Pope Benedict XVI in November 2009 to allow the group reception of Anglicans.

Guest Viewpoint | Young priest's experience is an awe-inspiring task

I met a young priest in Fairfax, Va., last week. Of course "young" is a relative term. Everyone around me gets younger with each passing year.

Father Jaffe had been at the parish for less than a week and was the priest on call for the local hospital. It was 2 a.m. when his pager went off. A couple had lost their 8-year-old son hours before and the mother wouldn't let go of his body.

Mass of Priestly Ordination

Lisa Johnston | lisajonston@archstl.org Reverend Mr. Donald Anstoetter, Reverend Mr. Fadi Auro, Reverend Mr. William Dotson, Reverend Mr. Brian Fallon, and Reverend Mr. Daniel Shaughnessy lay prostrate before the Lord during the Mass of ordination celebrated by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
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Aquinas Institute of Theology awards degrees, certificates on 42 students

Aquinas Institute of Theology conferred graduate degrees and graduate certificates on 42 men and women at a commencement at St. Francis Xavier (College) Church in Midtown St. Louis on May 11.

Promise kept, prayer answered

Twenty years ago Pope John Paul II gave us an apostolic exhortation whose very title alone continues to inspire hope and confidence within the People of God: "Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Shall Give you Shepherds)". Fully aware of God's timeless and never-ending promise to His people through His prophet Jeremiah, John Paul reminded us of Our Lord's faithful and loving care for His flock. He, in His wisdom, knows that ever we must be shepherded; we cannot lead ourselves. He, in His loving, guiding and guarding way, gives us ever His own shepherding care through the priests we so need here on earth.

11 seminarians to be ordained for other dioceses

Eleven Kenrick-Glennon seminarians will be ordained priests for other dioceses in coming weeks.

All are completing master of divinity and master of arts in theology degrees from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and, for the past year, served as transitional deacons.

Numerous seminarians from other Midwestern dioceses attend Kenrick and return to their home dioceses to be ordained and serve as priests.

Diocese of Bismarck

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