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Rural English diocese has 12 men studying for the priesthood after not having had any at all for many years

Phyllis Zagano, a member of the Vatican commission on women deacons, said she couldn’t envisage women priests ‘at this point’

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In a pastoral letter, the bishop addresses the crisis in vocations, calling on the faithful to do all they can to pray for more priests

My dream for my kids: celibacy

As a husband and father of two, my highest ambition is to have no grandchildren

Critics have reduced Silence to a missile in the culture wars. It’s so much more than that

Updated Vatican guidelines say clergy must promote care for creation

The Pope said vocations exist, but need to be proposed in the right way

The synod will instead focus on ‘Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment’

The actor said he had known many good and holy priests and hoped future generations would too