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For New England Catholics and anyone else... [Jul. 15th, 2007|07:43 pm]
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The Archdiocese of Boston is facing a shortage of priests. Am I surprised? Not too much.

Link here: http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO57459/

I am wondering if they know why. And maybe they do know, they just don't want to admit it. Personally, I think it's because people still haven't gotten over the sex abuse scandal and the whole idea of a vow of chastity.

Any thoughts?

[User Picture]From: loveneverfails
2007-07-16 12:17 am (UTC)
The Boston seminaries have some really weird dynamics going on that result in good people leaving the seminary. From what I've heard from friends who have been seminarians in the Boston archdiocese (where I'm originally from) it seems like they are looking more for a certain personality type than for holiness and that if you don't fit that personality type, your life will be hell and you will most likely either get pushed out or will leave in order to preserve your sanity. Other diocese with bishops who are defending Catholic orthodoxy have seminaries that are overflowing, so I am doubtful that the vow of celibacy is what is hindering good men from becoming priests.
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[User Picture]From: napoleonofnerds
2007-07-16 03:20 am (UTC)
Which seminaries are those, exactly?
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[User Picture]From: virescere
2007-07-16 05:11 am (UTC)
I was under the impression Cardinal O'Malley defends orthodoxy?
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[User Picture]From: sistermeg
2007-07-16 07:56 pm (UTC)
that is the correct impression under which to be :)
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