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For New England Catholics and anyone else... [Jul. 15th, 2007|07:43 pm]
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The Archdiocese of Boston is facing a shortage of priests. Am I surprised? Not too much.

Link here: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO57459/

I am wondering if they know why. And maybe they do know, they just don't want to admit it. Personally, I think it's because people still haven't gotten over the sex abuse scandal and the whole idea of a vow of chastity.

Any thoughts?

From: contemplatio
2007-07-16 12:03 am (UTC)
There have been shortages of priests everywhere both before and after "the scandal" and there many reasons for it.

ps: Diocesan priests do not take a vow of chastity but rather make a promise of celibacy to their ordinary (i.e., their Bishop or Archbishop).

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