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To: sitetest
...that's not quite 500 Catholic families to each priest.

Holy smoke!

You have to realize that we Orthodox Christians are used to numbers far less that half that per priest. We have priests tending parishes of less that 100 people in some cases.

14 posted on 01/20/2007 8:40:30 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: FormerLib

Dear FormerLib,

"You have to realize that we Orthodox Christians are used to numbers far less that half that per priest. We have priests tending parishes of less that 100 people in some cases."

I'm referencing the overall baptized Catholics in a diocese. Even in a diocese that averages 500 families per priest, regrettably, we don't see 100% of Catholics involved actively in parish life. Unfortunately, it's probably closer to about a third, and in some dioceses, even less.

I used baptized Catholics only to illustrate the dramatic differences between dioceses.


sitetest


15 posted on 01/20/2007 8:59:47 PM PST by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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