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Student debt's impact on vocations captures eye of Wall Street

Vocation Fund Executive Director Phil Loftus was featured in a Wall Street Journal article by Francis X. Rocca on the obstacle educational debt poses to Catholic religious vocations. In addition to providing background information for the story, Loftus outlined the commitment the National Fund for Catholic Religious Vocations has made toward addressing the problem: "The NFCRV has awarded nearly $1 million to assist 49 people since its founding in 2014."

Sr. Colleen Mattingly A.S.C.J., vocation director for the Apostles of the Sacred Heart, a former NFCRV grantee community, captured the challenge well when she described turning away “two aspirants whose educational debt was too large to pay off before they reached 35, the maximum age allowed for new members.” Learn more about how you can help support new vocations here.