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Old 01-05-2008, 01:24 AM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Responding to a decline in interest in the priesthood, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has launched a campaign to find recruits in the most unlikely of places — the movie house.

In a slick, 60-second movie trailer, the church proclaims "The World Needs Heroes," accompanied by dramatic music and an array of images: the Statue of Liberty against an American flag, a funeral procession of firefighters and the battlefield.

ABC News: Church Looking for a Few Good Men
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:56 AM
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I think that this is the first time that I have actually taken the time to look at a "news" story. Maybe because it was about Catholicism...I skimmed the article and watched the video/videos (There are others if you go to the links). Personally, I found it inspiring. Where else is a young person supposed to find out about the possibility of the priesthood? It's not like job-recruiters are showing up at the local high schools promoting it?

Here is an excerpt from the article...

...Having a child go on to serve as a priest or a nun was a "great source of pride" for families several decades ago, he said. But with changing demographics and smaller families, parents expect grandchildren and are less supportive of children who consider a commitment to celibacy...

I would be honored to have one of my sons enter the priesthood. In fact, it has been said by friends and family, in reference to my middle son, that he's going to be a priest when he grows up. (Of course, he just turned 6, so who knows?) I gave all my children to God when they were still in the womb. They do not belong to me...they never have. And as much as I am anxious to one day have grandchildren, I would be honored even if they all chose to serve the Church.
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