Just out of curiosity, can a catholic man with a vocation to the priesthood go to a seminary that is not in his diocese? For instance… if a man were in the Diocese of Oakland with only one choice of seminary that the man does not prefer to apply to due to their liberal tendencies, can that man go to another diocese like the archdiocese of PA to attend Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary because they are a lot more conservative and allow the use of cassocks than the previous diocese? Also, the academics seem a lot better.
According to their website it states that:
"Applicants From Outside of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Any man who wishes to study at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary for service in another archdiocese, diocese, or religious community must contact the proper Vocation Director for the necessary sponsorship for admission.
All the information regarding application to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is contained in the admissions packet. All communication related to the admissions packet takes place between the Vice Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and the Director of Vocations for the Diocese or Religious Community.
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary reserves the right both to investigate and verify all information provided by the applicant and to conduct background checks of the applicant.
For more information about the application process, please see our list of Partner Dioceses and their respective Vocation Offices."
- See more at: scs.edu/apply#sthash.oHdlM0c6.dpuf
**I AM NOT IMPLYING that I DECIDED YET because I want to go on a retreat first for it, but I will be honest:
I like both the Novus Ordo and the Extraordinary Form. It is my goal, if I were to become a priest, to celebrate the Novus Ordo as intended, and preach and live Vatican II as intended… WITHOUT the abuse, etc. There usually is so much confusion after church councils that I hear the call to perform what the Holy Spirit intended at that council/ learn more about it.
Also, a question with a question… Can a diocesan priest wear the cassock, biretta, sash, and shoulder cape?/ Fiddleback sets in the NO?
Now you all might be thinking, this man is only considering priesthood because of the robes, smells, and bells… BUT THAT IS NOT THE CASE. My goal, if I were a priest, would be to bring what is good with the old and what is good with the new to my work. I would do all I can to aid in the sanctification of all entrusted to me, and I would do my best to teach my flock about what the Church is, its mission, its rich tradition, how to be more Christlike, and so on. As a matter of fact, I would beg my superiors/ bishop to send me to a University/ and or Rome to study even more religious subjects so that I can use this knowledge to spread the SPLENDOR of truth. But please keep me in your prayers as I am discerning a vocation between the Priesthood and Becoming a Doctor (either something in the ER or Surgery).
***To those of you who answered my old post, I had to make my intended seminary possibility broader because I am not too much of a fan of how the ICKSP uses the lace and grace quote. Though I love lace and all, I feel that it would distract me personally because I would be way too obsessed with what the externals are that I’d forget the core value of what I am doing. I can attest to this because this is the sole reason I burnt myself out… I got way to obsessed with rubrics, technicalities, and all that to go back would damage me significantly. I am not saying that they are wrong, but I would be going against myself and my convictions if I allowed myself to be in such intricate environments. Again, what is good in the old and new.
Here is an interview that really got to me about my vocation if you are interested:
EWTN Live - 2013-05-15 - Fr. Charles P. Connor - 2nd Vatican Council