Brian Coll sends in one of the last issues of TIME Magazine a Postcard from Belfast dealing with the lowering number of priests being ordinate in Ireland -  http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1942665,00.html . It is interesting to see how different religions in the Western world deal with the threat of secularism in the light of economic progress and a more materialistic world which they perceive – right or wrong – as deprived of spirituality.