Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What traits to look for in a seminarian during the papacy of Pope Francis?


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.

6 comments:

Joe Potillor said...

God spare us from Francis' clones, God spare us from Kasper clones, God spare us from Maradiaga clones.

Anonymous said...

"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."

What evidence do you have for that last sentence, especially when Michael Rose wrote "Good-Bye, Good Men" during his papacy? This is the same pope who praised Maciel as an "effectual guide to youth," or something like that.

Anonymous said...

What a sick article!!!!The writer of this articleneed some psychological help. I was in the seminary in the 1960s and 70s and I never saw what he describes.

TTC said...

Anonymous,

I don't know what country you are in but I can tell you with absolute certainty that American seminaries were at best, hostile and abusive to heterosexual praying men who believed in absolute truth and practiced it. At worst, they were sexually active as described by many.

I personally know at least two dozen heterosexual men who experienced the culture you say didn't exist. I know a couple of dozen more heterosexual men who were kept out of seminaries.

I bet you never observed the pedophiles either, but they were operating within, most times right under our noses.


Seppe said...

One seminary professor in the 1980s, a priest, referred to Eucharistic adoration as "cookie worship".

TTC said...

Seppe, there's a guy entering a sanctuary and has absolutely no intention to do what the Church does. The validity of his Masses are worth about the same as 'women priests'.