From Zenit, comes the report of the recent youth conference in Loretto, Italy.
During the conference, there was the traditional 'Catholic Altar Call,' calling forward those young people who might be interested in a vocation to the priesthood and/or religious life. As is always the case, it wasn't one or two that came forward, but 2,000 young men and 1,200 young women!
Again, living the truth and proclaiming Christ completely will attract vocations. Do we support those who might be feeling that call in our prayers, and in our words? Do we speak positively of priests and religious? Do we encourage our young people to consider the call?
I am convinced that they are out there, they need the support to recognize that this is a viable and fruitful way of life, because the world ridicules what it does not understand.