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Priesthood, 50 Years Later

06/07/2009 Comment

Savannah, Ga., Bishop Kevin Boland was ordained in 1959 Ireland with 40 other men bound for spreading the Catholic faith throughout the world. On Wednesday, he’ll celebrate his 50 years as a priest. Here he recounts how he has seen vocations dry up in Ireland ... and revive in America.

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Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.