I'm also a practicing Catholic and I agree with you Bill. The problem starts with so few in the English speaking world have received the calling. Perhaps it's because that world has been overwhelmed by secular attacks that most kids are brought up in surroundings where believing in God is considered not cool. So the Catholic church has concentrated on converting people from third world countries where the secularists aren't paying much attention because most of those countries are run by dictators.I also agree that most men of the clothe need to take courses on public speaking. And they seem to spend more time on what was going on 2000 years ago than what is happening to our world today. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen where are you?