Here's a headline meant to bring optimism to the Catholic church, but when you read the story, it's rather sad.
"Brooklyn Preparing to Ordain Largest Class of Priests in the United States."
The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, will ordain 13 men to the priesthood on Saturday, June 28. This group of men, who have served for the past year as transitional deacons, composes the largest class of new priests in the United States. The diocese is thus helping to reverse a long decline in vocations that has led to a shortage of priests within the Roman Catholic Church.