4, 2016 / Christian Newswire / — Amid ambivalence about the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, there is a greater need than ever for young Christians especially to advocate a thoughtful Christian public witness. Many young Evangelical Christians are especially distressed by the absence in this campaign of advocacy for sanctity of life, marriage, healthy families, religious liberty, the persecution of religious minorities abroad and other pressing social problems. Find Out MoreIRD President Mark Tooley urges young Christians with a political calling to shun despair and renew their passion for reforming society based on a Christian anthropology affirming dignity for all persons. IRD President Mark Tooley commented: “The current presidential campaign and political climate are justifiably discouraging to many Christians, especially young people, many of whom wonder if they in particular or Christians in general are relevant in American public life. “The calling for Christians to witness to justice in every society is for all times and places, from China to Latin America, and certainly for American in 2016 and beyond. “In many ways a robust Christian social witness is needed now more than ever. Many old ways of Christian political activism have failed or no longer work. A return to first principles of Christian teaching about the vocation of government is needed to address the future.
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Caspian.xplains very clearly the different kinds of vocation to the monastic life, in his “collation, III: De Dribes abrenuntiationibus”, iii, iv, v P.L., XLIX, 560-64. The object of every vocation is God. Francisco Suarez worked out a complete theory of vocation De religion, tr. Learn five new Vocabulary Lists focused on Latin roots “vocare,” “portage,” “sc,” “struere,” and “via.” The Fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries inculcate very strongly the practice of virginity, and endeavour to answer the text, “He that can take, let him take it” Matthew 19:12, which would seem to limit the application of the counsel. God is always with us as long as we keep close to Him through prayer and do our best to live up to His will in the present moment. Cool facts about VISION Vocation Network Home > Catholic encyclopaedia > V > Ecclesiastical and Religious Vocation Help support New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download . Saint Benedict admitted young children presented by their parents to his order; and the canonical axiom “Mona chum abut paternal devotion abut propria profession facet” c. 3, bx, q. 1, “A man becomes a monk either by parental consecration or by personal profession”, an axiom that was received in the Western Church from the sixth to the eleventh century, shows to what extent the religious life was considered open and to be recommended as a rule to all. If a person, in order to practice virtue, was bound to make an inward examination of himself at every moment, how much more necessary to listen for the voice of God before entering upon the sublime path of the priesthood or monastic life?