A blog about the life & times of Jorge Bergoglio (aka Francis)
What would St. Francis of Assissi, St. John of the Cross, or Padre Pio think of this?
Um, I thought the seminary was a place of sacrifice...
As the priesthood goes, so goes the church.
"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child."[1 Corinthians 13:11]
Need to rename this video "A Year in the Feminary" !
so Mundelein Seminary has not changed after all.
I have only "PROFOUND SADNESS " for them,and for us.
My class was ordained to the priesthood at Mundelein in 1977. I was with them through 4 years of high school seminary at Quigley Prep Seminary South (now closed, along with Quigley North), Niles College Seminary of Loyola University (also closed, part of the Chicago Archdiocesan Seminary system). I did not attend Mundelein, although I know it well, having gone there for retreats and annual ordinations for many years. Some of my classmates teach at Mundelein.I ended up being married, having two children, and divorced against my will. I obtained a declaration of nullity and actually considered re-entering the seminary system, but was advised to wait.Am I happy that I took that advice! It would have been nothing short of a disaster.In some ways I still wish I was a priest, but not in today's Church. It wouldn't be the celibacy that would be the issue; it would be obedience. Obedience to a Church gone wrong, astray, misled. I Chicago particularly misled by the current archbishop.I'm sure that there are many good men among those in the video, but my impressions include the words immature, un-ready, unprepared, un-serious, un-knowing.We need good, holy priests so badly, but the church today wants political, social, leaders for worldly reasons, not for the "prima lex," the "salus animarum." It wants "yes-men" who push the homosexual agenda, the "there are no sinners" viewpoint, the "everyone is saved" belief, although I have met at least one newly ordained who is a wonderful, truthful, orthodox confessor. I hope there are more and that he is a sign of positive change. If it were not for my faith, I would be be totally depressed at this video, but I know Who is really in charge. I pray that these young men and others like them be able to withstand the pressures and distractions of a worldly Church and survive to serve rightly. But in today's Church I see few signs of the transcendent.I place my trust in Jesus ("Jezu ufam Tobie").God bless all those who are considering becoming priests. Protect them from the Church.Bill Schuetter