The Diocese of Memphis, with but 73,000 Catholics, will ordain a total of 6 men to the priesthood in 2009. Four of those ordinations have already taken place and the other 2 are scheduled for next month.
And the future looks bright too, as the diocese also has 25 men in seminary formation, with that number being 7 more than last year's class size.
By way of contrast DOR, with its 341,500 Catholics, ordained just 1 man this year (and will not ordain another until at least 2013) and has a total of 6 men currently studying for the priesthood.
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