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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Looking For a Few Good Men

Was looking through the USCCB website. Decided to review the report on newly ordained priests. "The Class of 2006: Survey of Ordinands to the Priesthood."

Some points to make note of, and how the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will raise to the vocations challenge.

According to the survey...

A young man starts in seminary in his early 20's -- So, changing the setting of academics to Sacred Heart School of Theology, with it's focus on old man vocations, will really help.

43% of seminarians made the dean's list in college -- Sorry Fr. Stanosz, who is really dumbing things down now?

Most attended Catholic schools -- I am so glad that we are keeping so many of them open.

Played soccer or basketball in high school, but not baseball -- I guess Fr. Papineau will not be getting to first base.

Was an altar server -- So, what Milwaukee priest is going to admit the maybe Bishop Bruskewitz is right.

Was probably in the Knights of Columbus -- Who in Milwaukee encourages that anymore?

Participated in "Come and See" weekends -- That's going to be real easy now that perspective seminarians will come to St. Francis and will get to see the Archdiocesan bureaucracy hard at work with all of those ex-nuns and ex-priests.

Was invited to consider priesthood by a priest -- Yep, a whole lot of happy faces among this crew.

At this rate, the five men to be ordained next week could well be the last. Thank you Archbishop Dolan for making the changes necessary for more vocations.

Mike

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite all that seems to be going against vocations these days in Milwaukee there seem to be good men who are still joining the seminary. Maybe these vocations will be even stronger because of the adversity they face in this diocese.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 7:48:00 AM  
Blogger Mike, the Faithful Catholic said...

I really do hope that you are right. Unfortunately, adviersity can, on the one hand, make a person stronger. But, on the other hand, it can simply wear you down into submission as well.

Saturday, May 13, 2006 11:59:00 AM  

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