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Ireland Running out of Catholic Priests

Dec 02, 2009 06:53 AM
by MKR

In an article titled, Why Ireland Is Running Out of Priests it is stated:

Earlier this month, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, made a
grim prediction about the future of the church in Ireland: If more
young priests aren't found quickly, the country's parishes may soon
not have enough clergy to survive.

He told the congregation at St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin that
his diocese had 46 priests ages 80 or older but only two under 35.

When I saw the above numbers, I am reminded of  TS world-wide where
the age of the leaders is obvious to everyone. At least, the Catholic
Church is making efforts in Ireland to get more young people in.

We have not heard much of any discussion about bringing in young
leaders into theosophy. (Is this an agenda item in the upcoming GC
meeting? Possibly not seeing what has been going on in TS since the
start of last year's election.)

We all know, every upcoming and growing organization or movement is
lead by young or middle aged leaders and not octo or septuagenarians
even though sometimes some may like to think otherwise. This issue of
age vs leadership is a rarely discussed one within TS.

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