Meet the U.S.'s largest ordination class

It’s the new priests from Newark: 18 in all.

Story here. They were ordained Saturday.  Ad multos annos!

Comments

  1. I like the floating head.

  2. gmoloney says:

    Interesting how few are actually from the United States

  3. The “floating head” was a math PhD student and taught me calculus at college. A humble and patient man. God bless him!

  4. Deacon Norb says:

    gmoloney: #2

    I have a question: You said “Interesting how few are actually from the United States.”

    I did not see anything in the story about their citizenship.

    Did you REALLY mean “interesting how few are ‘Anglo-Saxon-White’? OR do you really know more about this group than you found in the original article.

    Our Roman Catholic Church is a “Universal Church” because the term “catholic” — in its original Greek — means “Universal.”

  5. Elaine S. says:

    Doesn’t surprise me at all… Abp. Myers was a very successful promoter of vocations in his previous Diocese of Peoria, Ill. There were several years in the 1990s when Peoria ordained a dozen or more priests — as many or more than New York, Chicago or L.A. did the same year.

  6. How wonderful and I pray they always find the strength and have God’s grace to continue this wonderful path he chose for them.
    In Fr. Groechel’s order they just ordained 9 to the priesthood. Archbishop Dolan’s homily is there also.
    They aren’t parish priests but still very needed and also had varied pasts and stories.

    http://www.franciscanfriars.com/

  7. Correction on last post, 5 were CFR and 4 parish priests.
    I have found great joy in reading their newsletters and looking at the photos of the friars working all over the world. There are many wondeful groups of priests but since someone does this for their group, it helps me feel “in touch” and renewed to see good news vs all the other “news” put out there for Catholics. I wish more would do that.

  8. many of the vocations in Newark are connected with the Neo-catechumanent movement that has one of their regional house of studies connected with the seminary there. they are diocesan priests but also connected to the movement.

  9. Texas Catholic says:

    The linked article in the diocese paper lists the birthplaces of the new priests…I think the commenter was just making a fair observation not a racist remark.

  10. Some people look for “racism” everywhere. It’s a disease.

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