Via Vatican Watcher:
“The status of clergy has declined in the U.S. and around the world,” Gultier said. “People used to hold up the clergy as a pillar. Now it’s seen as just another low-paying, white-collar job.”
I wonder if the white-collar part was intentional? Even funnier it the author didn’t make the connection to the Roman collar. Of course anyone attracted to the priesthood because it was well paying, probably wasn’t being called in the first place. Though like for all Christians it does have a great retirement plan unless you opted for the millstone package.