Monday, July 11, 2016

Brendan Hoban writes on priestly vocations in Ireland

An extract from Brendan Hoban's weekly newspaper column.

"The simple truth is that the problem with vocations to the priesthood is that young Irish men are no longer saying YES to a celibate vocation, their parents are encouraging them to say No and the vast majority of priests in parishes know that prioritising celibacy over the Eucharist is not just bad theology, it isn’t working. 

Wasn’t it Albert Einstein who said that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is a sign of mental health issues."

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