Return of the Seminarians

If you remember a while back, the number one option on the Forbes list for the “top” happiest jobs was clergy. The numbers of seminarians keeps climbing, which means that the number of future priests are climbing as well. We need Holy, Sacrificial, Loving priests. Pray for more vocations to the priesthood! Invite a young man to consider seminary. Be an example to them! Start vocation initiatives in your parish. Be part of their vocation journey!

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Seminarians from Pontifical North American College ordained as deacons in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican
CNS photo by Paul Haring

As I have written about previously here at Liturgy Guy, the Catholic Church in America is currently experiencing an increase in seminarians. This resurgence of young men who are responding to God’s call bodes well for the future, while serving as a source of hope for today. It is interesting to see where many of our seminarians are coming from by taking a closer look at which dioceses are fostering vocations to the priesthood.

The Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska
Currently the diocese has 47 young men in seminary despite having only 134 parishes and less than 98,000 Catholics. The Diocese of Lincoln has long been recognized (on a per capita basis) as a leader in producing vocations to the priesthood.

For over 20 years Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz created an oasis of orthodoxy in the heartland of America. The diocese is known for its refusal to…

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