Friday, August 16, 2013

Keeping America 's Fortress Catholicism Vocation Numbers of the 50's In Perspective

Msgr Pope has a good post up Welcome to 1950! A Surprising Statistic About the Number of Priests per parish

He is not saying of course the current situation is great or idea or does not need improvement. However I do think it is good to look at all the dynamics of that era.

A good bit of American Catholicism existed in times where there was not a Priest per Parish and Priests had to ride circuits. While that was not tideal that Catholicism surviced and flourised often because of Catholic Devotions and the fact that parents took the prime responsibility for passing down the faith.

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