What a set of headlines today

Why Ireland Is Running Out of Priests

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1942665,00.html

This is serious. Ireland is running out of priests. Clearly Father Ted's passing tolled the death knell for the faith in much beloved Ireland.

And on another note, this headline suggests one possible cause for the dearth of those receiving their vocations--

Sex and the Priestly: Father Cutie Renews Celibacy Debate

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1906063,00.html?iid=sphere-inline-bottom#ixzz0YW0MABNB

Father Cutie--I mean come on. In all seriousness, his name aside, he is a great example of what happens when a system doesn't work.