24 August 2015
Statistics Should be Published
In the last article, I mentioned that figures for the number of priests ordained each year in England and Wales are not published in any official publication of Bishops' Conference. At one time, these figures, along with many others were printed in the Catholic Directory, but have been omitted for many years. This would be really useful information, and should be published. There is a National Office for Vocations, and one would think that providing statistical information about ordinations would be just the type of thing that it would do.