I know I may have asked some of these questions before but I think I was too vague and I didn’t get enough information (my own fault). I have been discerning the priesthood for almost 4 years now and I am thinking about contacting a vocations director soon to talk. However, I have a few concerns and a few questions before I do so.
-I currently have a car that is financed. I still have about $18,000.00 left to go and isn’t it true that seminaries will not accept you if you have outstanding debt?
-I at times have the misfortune of committing sins of impurity. I pray about it, avoid the occasions of sin as much as I can, bring it to our Blessed Mother and I confess as soon as possible if I have the misfortune to commit it. I have touched myself inappropriately, looked at impure images, and have given full consent to impure thoughts before. But I have never physically had sexual relations with a woman before. And according to the norm of the United States, men who are discerning the priesthood should be pure for two years before applying. It has been less than two years since I have committed a sin of this nature.
-I have a prescription for anxiety and I was told that you cannot enter a seminary if you have any mental illness. (I think I have asked this question before)
I didn’t want to waste my time even bother trying to contact a Vocation’s Director knowing that he would turn me away for those three reasons alone. But this is something that has been heavy on my mind for years now and it can’t seem to go away. What should I do? Go talk to the Vocation’s Director anyway knowing that I may be turned down for those three things or should I not go at all? Please pray for me. God bless.