Yes, Catholics need more priests

As a regular part of his ministry, Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore says Masses on behalf of Catholics who have left the church.The unique element of these rites is that he offers his prayers for anyone he has -- during his 45 years as a priest, with or without knowing it -- driven away from Catholic pews and altars.This isn't the kind of ecclesiastical issue that makes headlines.Nevertheless, this is a quiet kind of crisis that priests must take seriously, said O'Brien, in a … [Read more...]