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Goodbye Good Men

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dUSt
I'm not accusing the author, I'm accusing the book. There's nothing wrong with an accusation when it's based on fact. There is something wrong with a [b]false[/b] accusation.

The fact that the book contains one error, in my opinion, discredits the entire thing--and I apply this to everything I read.

I've only made two implifications:

1. Michael Rose is uncharitable (a personal opinion formed after reading his reply to one of his reviews)
2. The book contains errors (based on the fact that I know and trust Fr Pontifex personally)

Please show me where I've made a false accusation.

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daugher-of-Mary
I haven't read the book, so I will make no comment on it. However, it's not fair to say that there is a huge problem with homosexuality in *all* seminaries, not even in most of them. There are some liberal seminaries, and they are simply not attracting young men. The more orthodox seminaries are pumping out priests who are in love with God, His Church, and devoted to the Blessed Virgin. Seminary is no picnic, especially now after the scandals. Seminarians are basically put through the equivalent of purgatory in order to assure that they are suitable for the priesthood. Students go through rigorous psychological testing before even being accepted, and continue to meet with spiritual directors for the years they are there.

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point5
Listen Im gonna read the book. I have been recommended it by MANY priests now. Sure there are those that oppose it...but truth is not always what we want to hear...maybe some things in the book are misquoted, but we can agree that this book is based on fact. I have even been recommended this book by a priest I respect who just attended that seminary himself, and he highly recommended it. I think anyone who rejects it based on some heresay is wrong...this excludes poontifex (because his was with a relationship he has with someone talked about in chapter 4). Find the facts out yourself...read the book...it wont hurt you...I shall start tonight.


-pax
Kiel

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Mickey's_Girl
[quote name='Patriarch' date='Jun 8 2004, 08:42 PM'] Anyway, say a prayer for my family, and for vocations, too... [/quote]
Patriarch--

I was very sad to hear about your brother and about the trials your family has faced due to sin and negligence and abuse of power. This was shameful and wrong.

I will be praying for your family. And for vocations, definitely.

MG

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