I have been discerning the priesthood for about 3 years now and I know that there are certain impediments that can ban you from ordination. I fear that I may have two of them.
I hear that you cannot have any mental disabillities and that you cannot have committed heresy or schism since your baptism just to name the few that I think I have.
I just went for my annual physical a few months ago and my doctor told me I had Generalized Anxiety Disoder (GAD). I don’t have it to a high severity (I don’t think) but I do take medication for it daily (which really does help a lot) but still.
I also left the Church for a few years and I belonged to the SSPX (an irregular “Catholic” order) I mainly went because my mom wanted to join it and I was still under her authority as a child at the time, but I did end up adopting it as my faith for a while till I saw her errors and came back home to the real Church.
I know this probably isn’t the best place to ask questions about this stuff, and if anything I could probably ask my diocese’s Vocation Director about this. But I feel that I may be wasting my time if I did that. I feel it’s like someone saying, “Hey, I’m having a party at my house, but anyone who is wearing a green shirt is not invited.” And then I’m wearing like chartruese, teal, torquiose, or whatever and then I go up to the person that’s having the party and saying, “Does this count as green?” When it most likely does.
Those are just my opinions and questions. God bless you all.