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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
More Catholic priests: This is weird
Did you see the article in the Star today, telling of the local increase in candidates for the Catholic priesthood, bucking national trends otherwise?
More area Catholic ordinations challenge a national trend
In Missouri and Kansas, more men are being ordained or studying to become priests.
And why wouldn't these young men choose the Catholic priesthood? Look at all the benefits.
--education paid for, once you're in
--people shower you with gifts and praise nearly no matter what kind of job you really do
--no matter your ability, you can always, always give other people advice on their lives--even their marriages--even though you've never been and never will be married
And the biggest reason to become a Catholic priest was just witnessed by all of us when Bishop Finn got off, one more time, in a court of law from any responsiblity for not doing what you would otherwise have to do if you were a layperson.