As the disastrous current Pontificate careens onward we increasingly see its “fruits”:
The total number of potential ordinands for the class of 2018, 430, is a lower number from 590 in 2017.
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, CSsR, of Newark, Chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, found that the data gives reason for hope as well as provides areas for future growth.
“Although the overall number of ordinations to the Priesthood is lower this year, the information gathered from this survey and the generosity of those to be ordained continues to inform the important work of vocations ministry for the future. It is essential that we continue to make the conscious effort to encourage young men to be open to hearing God’s call in their life and assist them in the discernment process.”
Go here to read the rest. Stick to wishing Baby nighty-night Cardinal Tobin. As the Romans said long ago, all the perfume in the world won’t sweeten a piece of dung.