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Irish archbishop paints grim picture of drop in vocations

April 23, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Dermot Farrell of Dublin offered a grim account of the decline in priestly vocations as he addressed a group of lay people completing a course on catechesis.

“We feel perplexed, even that the Lord has abandoned us,” the archbishop said. “We feel that we have lost our way.”

Archbishop Farrell acknowledged that because of a sharp decline in priestly vocations, many parishes in Ireland would rely more heavily on lay leaders.

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