The ordinations of Priests have increased in Scotland this year as compared to the last four years as per the report and the Catholic leaders credit this rise as a result of continuous prayers for more vocations in the country. Since the year 1997, Scotland has averaged five ordinations a year, while in the year 2008 there were no priestly ordinations.
As reported by the Catholic News Agency, Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley, Scotland observed that “It is a great news to see the biggest number of ordinations to the priesthood for over two decades. ” His Excellency continued, “ I want to thank our people who have been praying faithfully in their daily rosary groups for vocations all these years and who now have the joy of seeing God answer their prayers.”
His Grace Bishop John Keenan reminded that “The country needs spiritual leaders, rather than political leaders, in order to guide us out of a cultural decline that is now beyond the power of politics to solve. ” , as reported by Catholic News Agency. His Excellency credited prayer for the increased ordinations this year as well as using social media and monthly informal gatherings that provoke and inspire the ones who feel a call to the priesthood.