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Re: Theos-World Ireland Running out of Catholic Priests

Dec 02, 2009 07:41 AM
by Drpsionic

I would rather hear that the Catholic priests are being run out of  Ireland.
Chuck the Heretic  

In a message dated 12/2/2009 8:54:35 A.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

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.

Read the full article at:


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