I have heard twice that having divorced parents can be a deterrment of sorts to the possibility of having a priestly vocation. How much legitimacy is found in such a claim?
Certainly, children of divorced parents bear noticeable wounds, deficiencies – call it what you may – but is not the grace of God sufficient to make up for what is lacking if He truly indeed calls one of divorced parents to the priesthood? Nevertheless, the practical reality of divorce’s effects cannot be ignored, even in light of God’s grace.
So, I am wondering if anyone has more wisdom or experience on this matter to offer some encouragement or further guidance about divorce and its effects on one who would-be a priest.
Thank you very much