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Aspiring priests a source of hope

By Alf McCreary

The Catholic Church in Ireland has announced that 17 students have begun their studies for the priesthood in Maynooth and elsewhere.

This may seem a small number in the face of challenges to the Church, which include a shortage of priests and an ageing membership.

Given the challenges and continuing bad publicity, it is commendable that these students have committed to this path at such a difficult time.

I wish them well.

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