“There is much media hype these days about the present and projected shortage of priests and its effect on the sacramental life of the Church.

“There is much media hype these days about the present and projected shortage of priests and its effect on the sacramental life of the Church. It is time to pay close attention to the dioceses and religious communities reporting increasing numbers of candidates. There have to be reasons for these increases which bear objective analysis from which some conclusions can be drawn. I personally think the vocation “crisis” in this country is more artificial and contrived than many people realized…”