[quote="Dovid, post:1, topic:250027"]
I am 48 and have been Catholic for only four years. I strongly desire to be come a priest, so much so that I often stay up late praying about it. It is something in the pit of my heart that will not go away.
I have an autistic disorder called Asperger's Syndrome. I have been told that if you have any physical or mental defect, you cannot become a priest. In my mind, that would be the greatest disappointment ever.
Is there any chance at all that I could become a priest?
I am not Catholic but let me ask you this: do you believe that with God anything is possible?
I feel for you for your problem. I dont quite understand why you have to be perfectly mentally healthy to enter the priesthood, etc. BUT if God wants you to, it's possible, right?
Dont ever let a defect hold you back! Anything is possible if you believe.
And if you're not called, dont be disappointed. You have faith that God knows whats best for you, right?
Remember, believe that anything is possible :)