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the cause with no effect

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 14, 2005

In his latest "Word from Rome" column, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter asks an obvious question, and gets an astonishing answer from Bishop William Skylstad, the president of the US bishops' conference:

Has the sexual abuse crisis in the United States taken a toll on vocations to the priesthood?
My impression is that it hasn't. Times of challenge do not necessarily produce a negative atmosphere in terms of people's response to the gospel and to the church. I think people tend to look at the church and what it can become.

Earth to Skylstad... Earth to Skylstad... It's no good; we're out of range.

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