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Fr. Bethge’s Corner

 

Vocations Director for the Diocese of Brooklyn

Sometimes God speaks to us most clearly when we do the wrong thing. This is especially true in vocation discernment. Of course, “the wrong thing” here doesn’t refer to something that’s...

“Without question, I have spent more time helping Carla than any other person during my priesthood,” says Fr. Joe Hirsch, a priest from Wisconsin.   “I remember the first time I saw her. I ...

As part of discerning your vocation, meditate on this powerful passage from British Archbishop Maurice Couve de Murville. If you are wondering what to do with your life, if you feel you want to do som...

For years, Jacob has thought about being a priest. Sometimes it has been just a passing thought. A few times, especially during Mass, it’s been a very strong attraction. And sometimes—especially w...

“You can forget the past, but it will never forget you.” When discerning your vocation, it’s essential to deal with wounds from your past that may be keeping you from moving toward G...

So you’ve been working hard to live as faithfully as you can, receiving the sacraments, and especially going to confession regularly. You are doing what is necessary, but you feel like thereR...

What can the words of the Mass teach us about the priesthood? Plenty, says Msgr. James Maroney, a liturgical scholar who has traveled the country preparing priests to understand and celebrate Mass bet...

The Vocations Team in the Diocese of Brooklyn helps young men explore the journey to Priesthood and hear their personal calling through programs of faith and fun. In this message to pastors and his fe...

Living a life of God can take many forms, but each one of us is called to live a life true to God, for ourselves and for others. Diocese of Brooklyn Vocations Director, Fr. Sean Suckiel, explores this...

Biography to come…