Author Archives: Geoffrey A. Brooke Jr.

Whats the call?

Many Catholics associate “being called” with a vocation to the priesthood or religious life. However all Catholics, lay and ordained, are called to serve others. A year ago I wrote a piece on the same subject that appeared in The Catholic Spirit, newspaper of the Diocese of Metuchen, N.J. Unfortunately, that … Continue reading

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More seminarians

Earlier this week I wrote this piece linking to articles about the life and work of seminarians from Catholic newspapers across the country. News on these men who are studying for the priesthood has not stopped. The Catholic Sun, newspaper of the … Continue reading

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Bill Cosby hangs out with Catholics

Bill Cosby, the famous entertainer, comedian and activist, recently gave a speech at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish in Baltimore. Cosby encouraged those in attendance to attend both school and church. The Catholic Review, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, provided coverage of … Continue reading

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Seminarians in the news

Many are unsure what takes place in the life of a seminarian. Fortunately there are Catholic newspapers to provide readers with insight. The Florida Catholic published this story looking into what seminarians do on their summer assignment. Seminarians apparently had an … Continue reading

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Knights of Columbus convention around the corner

The Knights of Columbus will be holding its 126th annual Supreme Convention Aug. 5-7. This year the convention will take place in Quebec City, the same site as June’s International Eucharistic Conference. The Intermountain Catholic recently published two stories regarding local … Continue reading

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More priests staying in shape

In late June, fellow CNS reporter Chaz Muth published a piece taking an in-depth look at the health of Catholic priests. Muth spoke with several priests from around the country who are staying in shape as well as other church … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Olympics … the Jesuit way

The worldwide buzz continues to build for the Beijing Olympics, which will begin Aug. 8. Eyes from around the world will be focused on two American swimmers, Michael Phelps and Natalie Hoff, as they demonstrate their athleticism with world-record-breaking times and … Continue reading

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