Catholic World News

England sees surge in seminary entries

November 17, 2010

The number of young men entering English seminaries this year hit a 10-year high.

The enrollment of 56 new candidates for the priesthood came in September, just as Pope Benedict was visiting the United Kingdom. The Pope's appearances probably were not a major factor, however; the results of the papal trip would not be evident so quickly. Church officials attribute the increase to successful recruiting efforts.

References:

Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: voxfem - Nov. 17, 2010 8:35 PM ET USA

    Please. Not recruiting efforts. Men responding to God's call to serve him as priests.