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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meet the Class of 2010

With graduation season and summer just around the corner, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is introducing Catholics to its own Class of 2010 — the men who will soon be ordained to the priesthood.

The Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations has set up a special web page with a report on the Class of 2010 with all sorts of interested facts and figures about the future priests. For example, 67 percent of the ordinands report regularly praying the Rosary, while 65 percent participated in Eucharistic adoration before entering seminary.

One nifty feature on the page allows visitors to learn a little bit about many of the future priests. When visitors scroll over the pictures of an ordinand, a box pops up telling what people might be surprised to learn about him. For example, Father Christopher Fadok, O.P., writes "People might be surprised to know that I received two marriage proposals in college." Others write about their past jobs as government lawyers, music doctoral students and engineers.

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