Down and Out in Catholic Ireland - Sightings (Martin Marty)
Irish and Catholic Priest seem to go together so naturally. It almost seems as if a priest should be Irish, and for decades Ireland exported priests to the United States. That may be coming to a close as Ireland becomes increasingly secular and it produces fewer and fewer priests. Of course, Protestants face our own struggles with few congregations who can support full time clergy, and a decreasing number of candidates for those positions. In this episode of Sightings, Martin Marty takes a look at the situation in Ireland, with thoughts about America as well. I invite you to read and consider the message.