what would happen if pastors and dioceses put as much effort into calling forth candidates for the priesthood and religious life.
Rocco reports on the ordination of 60 men to the permanent diaconate in the Archdiocese of LA. While I am sure it was certainly a joyous and faith filled event, I can't help but wonder if they put even half the energy into candidates for the priesthood what might happen.
Pastors were invited to identify and recommend deacon candidates, "all of whom were actively involved in their parishes," said Father Quihuis.
Why not do the same for candidates for the priesthood? Every year?