Catholic Voices - Forming our future priests

Amid recent revelations of clergy sexual abuse in the news, as the director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Seattle, I would like to provide some background on how the church currently screens and trains our seminarians.

Are you moving toward life or death?

What your preferred lifestyles and subcultures can tell you about the direction of your story

By Father William Watson

One of the practices that can help shape your life as sacred story is celebrating sacramental rec-onciliation monthly. A helpful preparation for reconciliation — or confession, as it is commonly known — is an examination of the embedded attitudes or lifestyles that shape your life story. These attitudes, lifestyles and subcultures are far more significant than we may think!

Are you ready to ‘wake up’?

Develop the habit of distinguishing between two inspirations leading in opposite directions

By Father William Watson

In previous columns, we’ve discussed how God (the divine-inspirer) and the enemy of human nature (the counter-inspirer) are both untiringly ambitious over how our story unfolds.

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