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Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Dozens Inquire About Priesthood After Pope's Visit"

Of course, as almost everyone reading this blog knows, "inquired" is a long way from "accepted". Still this is just the beginning of what will certainly be a long story of vocations as a result of Our Holy Father's Apostolic Journey to the United States.

From NY1

April 25, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the city last week appears to have generated interest in the priesthood.

The Daily News reports that within three days of the pope's visit, dozens of men have inquired at St. Joseph's seminary in Yonkers about becoming priests.

The pope held a youth rally there last week.

Before his visit, no one had enrolled in the seminary for this fall – the first time that's happened in more than 100 years.

The number of men entering the priesthood in the city has been declining for years, even as the Catholic population has risen to two and a half million.

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