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What Won’t Solve The Vocation Crisis

New from ByzCath News: “The Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has authored an article for L’Osservatore Romano arguing that an end to clerical celibacy would not resolve the vocations crisis.”

This coming from a man who heads a rite where men have always been permitted to be married prior to becoming a priest, which is also having a vocations crisis in America.  Only love, it seems, produces vocations and we must find that part of the psyche that brings about love.

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3 responses

  1. I am begining to wonder if perhaps there isn’t a vocation crisis becuase men aren’t heard God call on them, but because of the individuals who have been running the seminaries have turned many away, because they were too “Catholic” in their practices.

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    9 January, 2008 at 12:05 pm

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  3. M. Jordan Lichens

    Quick,
    There have in fact been incidents of men being turned away, but I have a feeling that it’s a little less frequent then some would like to admit. However, as a young fellow discerning a vocation, it often happens that vocation directors are the most unsocialable and unfriendly chaps they had to offer. Maybe it’s because the office of a vocation director is the one that nobody wants, or it’s just the nature of the job. Regardless, one is quickly turned off from a calling when just about every order/diocese they speak to seems reluctant to even answer questions. Perhaps this is just my experience, I welcome readers to share theirs and call me wrong if that’s how you feel.

    Mac,
    Always happy to start conversation on the blogosphere, and I appreciate the props. It’s quite humbling!

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    12 January, 2008 at 12:47 pm