No doubt youve read articles about prospective seminarians being rejected by vocations directors because theyre orthodox, and about orthodox seminarians who manage to get in under the radar being ejected from seminary because theyve been found out. Often its a shrink hired by the vocations office or seminary who gets the goods on the young man.
Weve read oodles of such accounts. But when weve seen vocations directors or seminary officials queried about this, the response is uniformly, Oh no, wed never blackball someone for being orthodox.
Yeah, right. The anecdotal evidence is just too overwhelming for such a response to be believable in every case.
So, hats off to Eugene Kennedy, a psychology professor at Loyola University Chicago. An honest dissenter, he in effect spills the beans.
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