By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 09, 2004
The U.K. Telegraph reports that England and Wales will ordain only 18 Catholic diocesan priests this year -- that's 18 in total, for 22 dioceses and 2,698 parishes. Of course we have to look at quality rather than quantity. Rigid candidates have been eliminated.
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Posted by: Gil125 -
Jul. 10, 2004 6:46 PM ET USA
Aussie, it's a fair inference on Diogenes' part that "rigid" candidates have been eliminated. They always are. I don't feel so bad about our Archdiocese of San Francisco now. It ordained a whole three priests, one of them only 74 years old.
Posted by: -
Jul. 09, 2004 7:00 PM ET USA
I hope and pray that they are fine candidates. On what base is the comment "Rigid candidates have been eliminated"? There is nothing in the Telegraph article to support that comment.
Posted by: Psalms -
Jul. 09, 2004 6:58 PM ET USA
Is this much different in the US? Our diocese refused acceptance to several men who then were accepted into a more orthodox diocese. If you follow the modern way of thinking that all are good and since good feels good then the ten commandments need to be revisited and brought up to date for our modern society as they outlaw "stuff" that really feels good!
Posted by: -
Jul. 09, 2004 5:56 PM ET USA
I wonder what's wrong with the 18? They may be fine candidates ... or they may be like bishops and successful politicians who have risen to the top by mastering skills that are not conducive to the apostolic life.