Typical new US priest: 34-year-old who prays Rosary, takes part in Eucharistic adoration [CWN]


The typical member of the priestly ordination class of 2017 is a 34-year-old cradle Catholic, according to a recently released survey of 444 of the 590 men slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year. The survey was conducted for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.



Wow, I never realized the numbers were that low! Anybody know how many retire annually?


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