How would a worldwide abundance or even an overabundance of priests impact the Church? Would things really change that much, if at all? If there was an abundance of clergy to operate now closed parishes, would the faithful support them? Would many new parishes be established/erected?
Would the Church prove adroit at deploying these new human resources, or would it merely lead to more bureaucracy?
Would problem priests be disciplined more thoroughly and perhaps differently than today?
Would it stem the formation of permanent deacons in some (arch)dioceses?
So many ills of the Church today are pinned on the shortage of priests, but I wonder how much change (and improvement) there would be were there not a “shortage.”