The shortage of priests didn’t just happen by itself, it was engineered.
At The Media Group there is a piece about the epidemic of false accusations against priests. They have the numbers. This is economic persecution based on greed, pure and simple.
On another note concerning priesthood, LifeSite re-posted a great piece by Anthony Esolen from 2016. I gave that offering my characteristic black and red treatment and posted a couple of polls with it. HERE Esolen is author of the thought provoking Nostalgia (US HERE – UK HERE) and he has translated – very well – Dante’s Divine Comedy. If you have never read the Divine Comedy, you must. Sstart with Esolen (Part 1, Inferno US HERE – UK HERE) or perhaps with Dorothy Sayer’s fine version (Part