Thursday, March 5, 2009

We're Getting More Priests

According to the BBC:

The Holy See presented a statistical yearbook to Pope Benedict XVI, showing an increase of several hundred priests a year since 2000.

Thanks to large increases in Africa and Asia, the number of Catholic priests rose from 405,178 in 2000 to 408,024 in 2007, the report said.

I hope Cardinal Mahony doesn't see this. Remember:

What some refer to as a "vocations crisis" is, rather, one of the many fruits of the Second Vatican Council, a sign of God’s deep love for the Church, and an invitation to a more creative and effective ordering of gifts and energy in the Body of Christ.

No, I'm not making it up. He really said that. Too bad that we might be seeing this wonderful fruit of the Council dissipate before our very eyes. Clearly, the End Times are upon us. More priests AND the increasing popularity of the TLM! How will the Church survive?

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