I just have a question on which I’d like to hear some opinions. Before I enter seminary (if I ever do, that is) I will pose this question to a couple priests too. I think that in general, men aspiring to diocesan priesthood should apply in the diocese they grew up in or the diocese which they are most associated with - I think it’s just common sense to be loyal to one’s home diocese (but obviously depending on a few different things, this may end up not being the case). Thus, in my discernment, I have almost always just assumed that I would enter in my home diocese. However, my diocese currently has like 60 seminarians (Wichita). It’s not that I feel like I am not needed there, as I know it is very unlikely that every single one of them go on to be priests, but I wonder if I should look around at some other dioceses which are more in need of priests, or at least those which have a low(er) number of seminarians. What do you all think - should the number of seminarians and/or priests in the diocese play a role in discerning which diocese to enter? Or not at all? Or maybe sometimes?