Fear of Vocations

Posted August 24, 2017 7:33 pm by Mark Lambert

Fear of Vocations

I read an interesting article this morning from Germany in which a retired German priest asks “are German bishops leading the church into a “priestless desert”?” Indeed he is correct; they are. The number of Catholic priests in the country is rapidly plummeting as older priests die or leave ministry and they aren’t replaced by newly ordained ones. Since 1990, the number of priests in Germany has dropped from 20,000 to 14,000.On 18 March, Cardinal Reinhard Marx — Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising and President of the German Bishops’ Conference — spoke at a diocesan meeting and revealed a stunning fact.

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