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Silent No More and Vocations to the Priesthood

May 24th, 2012by Fr. Kyle Schnippel

Fr. Kyle Schnippel’s recent post on his blog, Called By Name, has struck a chord with many. We’re reposting it here for your consideration.

Yesterday on Patheos, The Crescat posted a very personal, moving account of the lasting effects she suffers from mistakes she has made in the past.  Please head over there to read the whole thing, say a quick prayer for her and all those who are agonizing with such mistakes that they might be healed by Christ’s loving call and then comeback over here.  Ok?  Ok.

Back?  Good.  A few thoughts, if I might.

I am involved in the Pro-Life Movement.  Gladly.  I say Mass once a month for the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants at Holy Name Church, Mount Auburn.  (I’m on 1st Saturday of the Month, 8:00 AM, stop by if you get the chance.)  I pray regularly for an end to abortion and the conversion of hearts of those who are in that industry and the lawmakers who shelter and coddle them.  I’ve been to the March for Life, but need to go more often.  I am an advisor for Cincinnati Right to Life, where the Pro-Life Movement was founded.  (Really, I mean that.)

With all the above, I also recognize that I am not going to be the one who wins the war against abortion on the everyday level.  I can’t.

Head over to Fr. Kyle’s blog,  Called By Name,  to continue reading.

Fr. Kyle Schnippel

Fr. Kyle Schnippel has served as the Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati since July 2006, overseeing the incorporation of a comprehensive social media outreach into our vocation promotion materials. To learn more about priestly vocations in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, visit: