Yesterday, we reprinted an essay by Peter Mitchell at The American Conservative about his experiences with the seminary culture in Lincoln, Nebraska under vocations director Msgr. Leonard Kalin. Mitchell, a heterosexual priest who accepted laicization after his own admitted failures in keeping his vow of celibacy, spoke of an environment of “totally inadequate and abusive formation” for the celibate priesthood and “profound discrimination” against heterosexual seminarians and priests. He also spoke of a climate of fear, protection of abusers, and reprisal for speaking out. And it didn’t take long for that to be proven right.
In the 24 hours or so since that post

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