And only one home grown.
knowing how the archdiocese is run, I am not surprised....and thankful that they have any.
"One is mid-40s, a former actor and standup comic"
Should keep the congregation's attention at homily time. No mumbling or er's and um's for him!
Somebody should find the 10 top U.S. parishes that have produced the highest number of priestly vocations per 1000 parishioners; and the 10 top dioceses. Interview the newly-ordained priests, their former pastors, and their bishops, and find the common factors which would account for the high number of ordinations, and then work out an action plan to boost vocations in other parishes and diocese -- but only ones who woud enthusiastically volunteer to work on the same targeted plan.
Hasn't anybody done this yet?
NEW PRIESTS --- Having completed formation at St. John's Seminary in Camarillo are
Robert Garon (from left), Joseph Nguyen, John Tran, Joseph Wah and Khoa Mai. They will
be ordained to the priesthood June 4 for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Photo: MIKE NELSON
The much-smaller archdiocese of Atlanta (about 300,000 Catholics on the rolls) ordains more than that every year--and most of our new priests are from the US, though not necessarily local.