This section hopes to answer many of these questions.
Q: Does entering Borromeo Seminary mean I will definitely be a priest some day? Borromeo Seminary is a place of growth in holiness and awareness of God’s will. Family and friends of seminarians can come to visit. Seminarians are asked not to be in any dating or exclusive relationships while in the seminary.
I also know, from personal correspondence and discussion with other seminary professors (both lay and ordained), that Prof.
Mc Namara’s experience is, unfortunately, not an anomaly but an all-too familiar reality.
Before I met my boyfriend, you would have needed to pay a modest-to-large sum of money to get me to even set foot inside a church. Blame it on everything except my childhood exposure to Catholicism.
I posted a response to the letters to the editor, online comments, and critical blogs that defended certain aspects of a particular clerical lifestyle.Seminarians are super intelligent and love having the kinds of deep, philosophical conversations that former liberal arts students like myself also happen to enjoy.It makes for some next-level pillow talk, let me tell you.One of the things I mentioned was that while a lot of the loudest public voices had reacted defensively to my October column in , I received dozens of private messages from lay women and men, priests, seminarians, diocesan employees, and others whose personal experiences resonated with the piece.This week Professor Pat Mc Namara wrote an essay about his personal experience of the culture of clericalism at a major US seminary, which has circulated privately on Facebook and elsewhere. Mc Namara if he would be willing to share this as a guest post on my blog. I believe this reflection offers another important perspective that has not yet been made as public as the defensive voices.