Posts Tagged ‘Priest formation’

Streamlining formation of priests considered

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

The formation of priests is under the spotlight in Germany because of an ongoing reduction in candidates for the priesthood. Where there were 594 candidates in 2011, this has whittled to just 211 at present, says Heinrich Timmerevers, Bishop of Dresden-Meissen. The decline in candidate numbers has had Germany’s Catholic bishops considering ways of streamlining Read more

US bishops told priests don’t like giving marriage advice

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

American Catholic bishops have been told that many priests admit they don’t feel comfortable giving guidance to couples on marital problems. At their spring assembly, the bishops heard from three married couples speaking about marriage and the family. One of the couples, Ricardo and Lucia Luzondo, raised the issue of seminarian and priest formation. “We Read more