- From: Ross Howard <gguiri@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 15:21:26 +0200
On Mon, 3 Apr 2006 13:48:04 +0100, Matthew Huntbach
Someone who is in a position to know recently suggested to me there isn't
a shortage of people wanting to be priests, but most of those who apply
get weeded out in psychological assessment before they get as far as a
seminary place, they're far more careful about that than they used to be.
I don't know. I saw a poster nailed to the door* of a church here in
Cadiz the other day that carried the subtle message: "¡HAZTE CURA!"
(Become a priest!"). That's the first time I've seen such a brazen
attempt at recruiting in all the time I've lived here.
As for the being "far more careful" bit, as I understand it, provided
an aspiring seminarist is willing to say, "I used to be a screaming
queen, true, but I gave it up and I'm cured now, honest", he's in.
Hasn't it occurred to B16 that people -- even, gasp, priests --
sometimes tell fibs?
[*Okay, so they weren't nails, but it sounds so much better than the
truth. Do you think the Reformation would ever have got off the ground
if Luther had drawing-pinned his 95 theses?]
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