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Ordinations in KC On the Rise?

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Monsignor William Blacet rises early to start his prayers. He celebrates Mass every day at Our Lady of Good Counsel. He hears confessions and gives counsel. He conducts weddings and funerals. He cruised past his 90th birthday in December. “I was not ordained to retire,” explains the oldest pastor in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. “As long as I can do the duties of pastor, that’s what I want to do.” Seven men were ordained this year in the diocese, the largest single-year number in the last 30... Also, 10 men are beginning studying for the priesthood this year. “Here we are in a period of unprecedented upheaval in the diocese. Yet more young men are coming to the diocese to enter seminary than in two generations,” he said. “And I don’t know why.” “In the Midwest, we are doing far better than the coasts,” he said proudly.
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