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Are these what trends look like?

By Phil Lawler (bio - articles - email) | May 24, 2012

Here’s a report that speaks volumes about trends in the Catholic Church in America.

  • This year one graduate of New York’s archdiocesan seminary—just one—was ordained to the priesthood for the archdiocese.
  • That one new priest, Father Patric D’Arcy, chose to celebrate his first Mass in the extraordinary form.
  • He’s not even a native New Yorker; he’s from Ontario.

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