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.

Three newly ordained priests are ‘in your midst’ to serve

SEATTLE – As sunlight poured through St. James Cathedral’s stained-glass windows June 9 — a miracle, some said, considering thunderstorms had been predicted — Anh Tran, Justin Ryan and Louis Cunningham became the newest priests of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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Catholic Voices - What can you do to promote vocations?

The U.S. Catholic Church celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week Nov. 5–11. It sounds like an event the church is putting on for us, but it is really a call to action for members of the church. A vocation is a calling, and we are all called to serve Jesus. But Vocation Awareness Week highlights those special vocations of service for the church: priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life. This week reminds us of the need for holy and dedicated persons to fulfill these vocations.

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