He encouraged the thousands of youth gathered to not let the failings of a few keep us from following Christ as priests or nuns. In my opinion, we would be best served by the Chilean Option, mass resignations followed by an open investigation by the laity. Comments are published at our discretion. Facebook Twitter RSS. They fell into the habit of talking as they exercised side by side on the treadmill. The key here is that he chose to act on them, rather than to seek help and protect others.
If a seminarian is sexually sick, there is no need for psychological studies to determine he or she is unfit for pastoral ministry, because he will cause pain to the Church sooner or later.
Yet a large literature on the social psychology of stigma suggests that admission to Catholic seminaries might be a disservice to these men. Joseph Sciambra reported abuse of children in the traditional Society of St. Thankfully, the rector of the seminary took note of my depressed state, met with me, and arranged for me to see a therapist — which he kindly paid for.
We have written it after talking to many faithful in the parishes of the archdiocese and in the suffragan dioceses of the ecclesiastical province, including victims of derogatory comments when we get off buses: