Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Chicago and Newark Lead the Way with Priestly Ordinations

From News - Catholic News Agency:



"The largest numbers of ordinations in 2004 were in the archdioceses of Chicago and Newark, which each ordained 14 men. The Archdiocese of New York ordained 13.



Some smaller dioceses marked a significant increase in the number of ordinations. The Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, ordained five men, ranging in age from 29 to 54. The Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, ordained six, the largest group in 20 years. The Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, ordained seven, its largest number in 10 years."

1 comment:

  1. How many priests retired or died in each of these dioceses? I'll bet that number exceeds the number of ordained in every case.

    It's good news I suppose, but we're now conditioned to be excited over what are still distressingly small numbers. 13 new priests in New York? I wonder how many times that many retired or died.

    John Heavrin

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