The Crisis in the Priesthood

Posted on 02. Mar, 2005, in Celibacy/Sexuality, Faith and Justice, VocationNo Comments

For the Catholic Church, these are testing times – the sex abuse and other scandals, the huge fall off in regular church attendance and – above all – the startling decline in the number of priests and religious. Unless there is some unforeseen turnaround, the time is not far off when many parishes will not have a priest to serve. Father Gerard Moloney is editor of the popular Redemptorist magazine “Reality”. Liam Cahill asked him if the negative trends currently affecting the Church could not be reversed.

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