renewal pays off

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Sep 08, 2005

How many priestly ordinations did the Archdiocese of Dublin have this year?

Zero.

That's right, folks. This year was "the first in the history of the diocese," according to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, "that we have not had a priestly ordination."

Of course we have to take into consideration the quality of our newly ordained and not simply the quantity. We are an Easter People.

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P.S. No good asking the Archbishop if something needs to change: he's already on record: "I am surprised at the superficiality and the anecdotal evidence I am presented with when I ask about concrete pastoral options and about the situation of the faith in Ireland."

You got me there, Excellency. No priests. Doesn't get more superficial than that.

Tip to Papabile.

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