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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.

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at See full bio.

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