RENEWAL WATCH

By Fr. Wilson ( articles ) | Aug 24, 2003

Sobering figures on vocations from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee, which had 276 priests in 2002, projects that in 2015 it will have 138. That's a 47% drop over the next twelve years.

We recently got an informational mailing from our clergy personnel office in Brooklyn. Over the next 5 years it is projected that 25% of our active priests will retire; over the next ten, 40%, over the next twenty, 80%.

And, as I looked at those figures, I realized... I'm not even part of that eighty percent!

The last l'il Indian.

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