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What can the Catholic Church in America do to increase vocations to the priesthood?It...

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chidinma68 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM via web

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What can the Catholic Church in America do to increase vocations to the priesthood?

It is obvious that there is a decline of interest among young men in America regarding the Catholic priesthood. I was wondering on what the cause(s) are and what can be done to improve the situation.

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fcatexpert1 | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted August 18, 2012 at 7:19 PM (Answer #1)

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Causes may include increased public scrutiny in the wake of abuse scandals, desire of young men to marry, decline in the number of Catholic churches, or increased number of other clergy jobs with less strict requirements.

The church could allow priests to marry, allow women to become priests, and commit to a brand re-imaging campaign.

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