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Old 12-31-2017, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The generation that otherwise wants little to do with religion is also the source of new vocations in the Catholic vocations. I wonder if the same is true for other denominations.
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:27 AM
 
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nice to know. hopefully all sorts of folks regardless of generation are and will be examining their lives with all their failures, faults, and maybe un-fulfilled longing for being somehow and someway more than whatever they are now and yes all their wonderful and special talents and abilities as well and then turn in love, humility and repentance to God through Jesus in the Holy Spirit AND in love and forgiveness to their neighbor as God loves and forgives them.


that said and IF regardless of what kind of specific role or vocation they might find and embrace or for that matter what kind of Christian faith and practice they follow as long as they show forth their beliefs in faith, hope, and charity to others it will probably be a good thing all around.


in the peace of Christ. a peaceful and prosperous, a happy and holy New Year's to all.

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Old 12-31-2017, 11:34 AM
 
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The generation that otherwise wants little to do with religion is also the source of new vocations in the Catholic Church. I wonder if the same is true for other denominations.
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-us...es-priesthood/
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:31 PM
 
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QUESTION: What percentage of these candidates for the priesthood are non-American. What might this tell you?
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Old 01-02-2018, 11:35 AM
 
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nice to know. hopefully all sorts of folks regardless of generation are and will be examining their lives with all their failures, faults, and maybe un-fulfilled longing for being somehow and someway more than whatever they are now and yes all their wonderful and special talents and abilities as well and then turn in love, humility and repentance to God through Jesus in the Holy Spirit AND in love and forgiveness to their neighbor as God loves and forgives them.


that said and IF regardless of what kind of specific role or vocation they might find and embrace or for that matter what kind of Christian faith and practice they follow as long as they show forth their beliefs in faith, hope, and charity to others it will probably be a good thing all around.


in the peace of Christ. a peaceful and prosperous, a happy and holy New Year's to all.
Unfortunately the younger generations are deteriorating morally. The end comes because the vast majority have rejected God. The decline is easy to see.

The ones taking those positions in the Church are usually Hispanic as their population in the US is growing.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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QUESTION: What percentage of these candidates for the priesthood are non-American. What might this tell you?
There were always people from other countries coming to the United States to serve as priests.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:45 PM
 
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There were always people from other countries coming to the United States to serve as priests.

and people keep coming to this country for almost every other job and function as well religious or secular.


that said, think somebody observed that once upon a time we sent missionaries to other parts of the world to convert them to Christianity---now those other parts of the world are sending missionaries back here to convert (or re-convert) us, LOL. FWIW, our little church has had priests from Sri Lanka, The Philippines, and Nigeria---all of them trying to be good, caring pastors and shepherds of the souls entrusted to them.
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Old 01-05-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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There were always people from other countries coming to the United States to serve as priests.
RESPONSE: But now there are a greater number coming to become priests, especially from Africa. Why do you think that might be?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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RESPONSE: But now there are a greater number coming to become priests, especially from Africa. Why do you think that might be?
I would guess that it's because the Church is booming in many parts of Africa, and since there is such a shortage of priests in the US, they are being called to be missionaries here.

I know of a handful of African priests in my diocese, and the priest at my parish is a missionary from India.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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We have 2 Catholic Churches here in my small southern city. We have 2 priests and a brother. All young (mid 30s) and all from the Philippines.

Their youth and energy has been a true blessing.
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