Tuesday, November 24, 2015
I'm sure you've all read by now that Pope Francis conveyed to his see, once again, that seminarians devoted to the Divinity of Christ who flat out refuse to entertain or teach heresy are to be weeded out.
Those of us old enough to remember the demoralization and sissification of the seminaries in the 60's and 70's are very familiar with this rhetoric.
Back in those days, most candidates admitted were loosey-goosey sexually-active men. Men who were afraid of the Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration, undermined and poo poo-ed Church teaching.
Some seminaries were as sexually active as a Nevada brothel. They would approach and sexually harass heterosexual men who would then complain to administration. This headache was dealt with by refusing celibate, prayerful and devout men to seminaries.
Mundelein seminary was so replete with overt homosexual sex, it earned the nickname 'fundelin'. Numerous seminarians were raped and sexually abused in this sick and hostile environment.
Normal, well-balanced healthy heterosexual men wanted to be around this perverted conduct about as much as they wanted to be around ISIS beheading Christians. Some held their nose and flew under the radar because they wanted to be a priest so badly. A great number of men who wanted to be priests were dispossessed of their vocation.
The papacy of St. John Paul II cleaned it all up.
I'd say it was almost 100% reversed.
But from the sounds of it, Pope Francis wants seminaries returned to the glory days of candidates who reject Church teaching.
That worked out really well for them.