Skip to comments.Vatican Aide: Priest Vocations Up in 20 Countries (England and Wales among them)
Posted on 11/07/2009 5:23:37 AM PST by GonzoII
The director of the Pontifical Pastoral Ministry for Priestly Vocations is affirming that 20 countries have seen an increase in priestly vocations over the past year.
Monsignor Francis Bonnici reported this at a conference of English and Welsh Vocations Directors, recently held at the Venerable English College in Rome.
He noted that England and Wales were among those that had seen an increase in the number of seminarians, but didn't offer a list of the others.
The National Office for Vocations of the bishops' conference of England and Wales reported in September over 40 men commenced seminary formation for the dioceses of England and Wales.
The priest urged the vocations directors to not be too "general" in promoting the priesthood.
He gave special emphasis to the ministerial priesthood, stating that a new document, planned to be released in 2011, will be published on this topic, drawing on the addresses of Benedict XVI.
After the conference, Monsignor Bonnici affirmed that the time with the vocations directors was "very enriching."
He continued: "What struck me most was the great interest which they have in vocations to the priesthood.
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LOL. Spellcheck would have passed right over it.
Lol. I’m trying to get it corrected.
This is such very good news that I am feeling quite merry about it. :)
I was trying to draw attention to England's Catholic roots.
Hmmm, you mean if you clean house at the “Pink Palace” seminaries and get rid of the homosexuals, real men will want to become priests? Who would have thought it?!!!!
I thought the entire article would list all the countries, but it doesn’t. Bummers!
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