Priest shortage in the Catholic Church
Just Catholic: Too much in life is a race to the finish. The same is happening in the church. Diocesan bureaucracy often moves too fast, without checking the options.
The Field Hospital: Facing declines in numbers of priests and Catholics in the pews, the diocesan plan is "not just about reshuffling," but aims to go from "maintenance to mission."
It's not about making celibacy optional, but rather addressing the fact that there already are married Catholic priests and having a responsible discussion within the church that is broadly based.
The 2017 Annuario Pontificio: Taken together, the 10 countries with the most Catholics account for almost 56 percent of the world's Catholic population, the Vatican reported.