I have read about some seminaries habit of not admitting Orthodox Catholic men in the periodical,“Oxford Review”. The address here is an interview of the author of Goodbye Good Men. It sounds like fiction to most of us, but it is factual. The psychological admitance test detects whether or not the candidate is in favor of female priests, the gay agenda and other politically correct topics. A read of this interview will enlighten you to what some seminaries are doing.
An Interview with Michael Rose
[left]**TLM: **Give us a little background about your new book Goodbye, Good Men. That’s quite a title. What does it mean?
[left]**Rose: **The thesis boils down to this: for more than thirty years now, qualified candidates for the priesthood have been turned away precisely for political reasons. Not because they were found unsuitable for seminary or for ordination, but because they were seen as a threat to the liberal status quo. What I’m talking about in my book is a systematic, ideological discrimination against orthodox candidates to the priesthood.
[left]**TLM: **What exactly is meant by the “orthodox” candidate?
[left]**Rose: **As I employ the term throughout the book, “orthodox” connotes adherence to the Magisterium of the Church and full acceptance of authentic Church teaching. It refers to the man who embraces the authentic traditions, devotions, and piety of the Church. The orthodox man is he who does not support women’s ordination, who defends the Church’s teaching on human sexuality and artificial birth control, who exhibits piety toward devotions such as the Rosary and Eucharistic adoration, and who accepts the Church’s understanding of the priesthood and doesn’t have an agenda to redefine or “re-envision” it.