- May 28, 2020
“A nice crop” of vocations is something the Capuchin Franciscans are celebrating this July in the Province of St. Conrad, whose headquarters are in Denver.
The Center for Victims of Torture, a St. Paul nonprofit, is recognized internationally as a leader in helping victims of torture said Curt Goering, its executive director. “When they come to us here, they have deep, physical and emotional wounds, having endured the worst that any human being can possibly endure.”
The Taize Brothers Community in Kenya have organized a five day retreat for young people from all over the continent to help them better understand and deepen their faith.
Religious brothers are not there to serve the priests of their order, except through the mutual responsibilities that characterize any group that aspires to be a real community. The annual meeting of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men recently discussed the role of religious brothers at their annual meeting.
The Roman Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal has stretched into one of the least Catholic countries in the world: Japan, where former students at a prestigious all-boys parochial school allege they were molested or raped by religious brothers who taught there decades ago. Three former students at St. Mary’s International
Back in the late 1980s, I briefly flirted with the idea of a religious vocation. At one stage I thought I might want to become a Catholic brother, largely because I wasn’t sure about the priesthood. As any formation director worth his or her salt will tell you, that was