Pastor’s Corner

The Observer

Each week, The Observer, the official newspaper of the Rockford Diocese, publishes various articles related to our faith and news events in the Diocese.

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If you are not a subscriber, please take a moment to subscribe to The Observer. Rates are still only $28/year for stories, columns and news-all provided in the context of the Catholic faith we share-available in print, online or both by clicking on the link below:

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The Observer Columnists

Vocation Corner

Each week, Fr. Keith Romke, the Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Rockford, writes a reflection on discerning one's vocational call.

What should someone pray about as they discern? What are signs to look out for? What is religious life like? These are some of the topics Fr. Romke covers and can be found on other pages on this site.

If you enjoy these weekly reflections you can stay in contact by following Rockford Vocations on Facebook, Twitter and even by contacting Fr. Romke directly at

Visit one of Fr. Keith Romke’s weekly articles by clicking on the link below: