Saturday, March 25, 2017


Posted by LaPaz, Jungle Watch Correspondent from Spain.

A few days ago the Spanish Episcopal Conference published data on priestly vocations studying in Spain during the current 20016-2017. The tables collect data from each diocese where each seminar is incardinated. distinguishing between diocesan seminar and Redemptoris Mater (neocatechumenal) seminar.

It shows the number of seminarians of each one during the past course, 2015-2016, the number of them during the current course, the number of dropouts, new incomes, how many decided to go to a different seminary, number of ordained priests in 2015 and 2016.

Data sings. Here is the link to PDF.

I do not know what is happening in Italy, for example, but I am sure these Spanish statistics are frightening because Spain was supposedly called to be a kind of "spiritual reserve for Europe" and for the first time in last five years the light increase of vocations slows down.

The total number of dropouts is 137, the total number of ordained is 138 (including both: diocesan and Redemptoris Mater seminars).

Let me put the highlight this:

"Consulted experts underline their surprise at the abandonment of seminaries on the Neocatechumenal Way" (

Yes, Kiko. These are real numbers, provided by the governance of the Catholic Church in Spain.
Maybe your golden egg chicken is exhausted.

Just a question of time.

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