Saturday, May 5, 2007

CARA 2007 Ordination Survey Report

Over the last few years, the Bishop's Office has commissioned a survey of the guys to be ordained in the coming year. This year's report was just released.

Most surprisingly to me, the average age of ordinands went DOWN! In a reversal of trends, the average age was 35, the same as the first year of the study in 1998, and a drop of almost 2 years in average age from last year!

In a consistant trend, however, the percentage of foreign born priests continues to rise, this year nearly one out of three hailing from outside the US, with Poland a large contributor.

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