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Amidst Church Scandals, Who Still Joins The Priesthood

Jan 23, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — A decade after news of the sex abuse scandal in the Boston archdiocese of the Catholic Church broke, reports of abuse continue to emerge. The number of priests in the U.S. is in rapid decline, raising questions about who still chooses the job and how the work has changed after high-profile abuse scandals.

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Jeff Kirby, vicar of vocations, Diocese of Charleston, S.C.
James Martin, Jesuit priest and editor-at-large, America magazine
Patrick Doyle, executive editor, Boston magazine

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