As he celebrated his third priestly anniversary, January 28, Fr Carl Philadelphia shared he is “deeply worried” about his Diocese. “There’s a crisis that nobody is talking about. It’s not abuse. Neither is it about politics nor about a cover-up of injustices. It is the vocation crisis in the Diocese of Georgetown,” Fr Carl said, according to a Catholic Standard report.
He commented that the Diocese is “struggling” to find young people who are willing to answer their call to a vocation in the Church. Moreover, many of the faithful, young and old, treat discernment of vocations as a bother, instead of a necessity, he observed.