A Thicker Constellation of Vocation

By John Sundara It’s become commonplace to talk about vocation. In many ordination processes, the discerner is expected to articulate their vocation to the priesthood. Many college ministries help graduating students discern their vocation. Churches have di... Read More...

Meaninglessness in the Time of COVID-19

By Landon Moore  The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the world's economy, as well as on our relationships, mental health, and lives overall. In this crisis, you may have been laid off from ... Read More...

The Hidden Lives of the Church’s Religious (Part Two)

The external witness of vowed religious — habits, cloister, the Opus Dei (the daily round of psalms, hymns, and collects recited in chapel) — are the first things Christians notice about the monastics among them. But, of course, that is not the whole story of the charism and fruit of the religious life

Marriage: Gift and Vocation

In all the conflicted debates over the past years regarding sexuality, churches have often forgotten the simple and privileged task of witnessing to and commending the married life. It’s something worth doing.

Theologies of Discernment: Call or Charism?

We might faithfully do a great many things in our lives, including changing occupations. Because our lives are not monolithic, neither should our discernment be. The idea that God issues a single vocation to each of us does not seem consonant with the experience of most Christians