Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Point by point on SSA by Fr. Todd

For those who get confused by all the arguments for and against allowing men suffering from SSA into the seminary, Fr. Todd breaks down an anonymous priests argument for it. Point by point, it is very thorough.

SSA is a disorder. It is not a genetic defect. It is not something we are born with. I know a lot of people would love to argue it is because then it they can use it to mitigate their culpability or excuse their behavior. ... The most important part to understand is that God did not create you intending you to have SSA. SSA is not a gift from God. It is a curse resulting from the fall and original sin. This brings us back to the call to holiness.

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