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Meanwhile, statistics show that there are generally more priestly vocations in dioceses where orthodox values and practices are encouraged and supported.
Rather than call for married priests or encourage greater use of lay people to administer the sacraments, the Rockhampton Diocese should be promoting more vigorously such devotions as the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration as a means of fostering vocations.
Young men considering the possibility of a priestly vocation are more likely to take the next step if the spiritual environment in which they must minister in the future is strongly orthodox.
Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 4 (May 2005), p. 13
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