Bishops Look to Lay Ministers to Fill Gaps From Shortage of Priests, Nuns

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c. 2005 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Amid all the hand-wringing over a shortage of priests and nuns, one frequently overlooked statistic may offer a glimpse of the future of ministry in America’s Catholic churches: More than 18,000 Catholics are enrolled in lay ministry training programs _ a figure that is six times larger than […]

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