This article was first produced in Commonweal and then re-printerd in La Croix Online.

Two former seminary professors say the current system breeds an ambition for higher office known as "Scarlet Fever"

  1. Colt Anderson and Christopher M. Bellitto 
    United States

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Published April 4, 2019,   first in Commonweal then subsequently in La Croix online.

As former seminary professors, we have looked upon the last several months of revelations about clergy sex abuse, cover-ups, and institutional infighting with the same disgust and sadness as our sisters and brothers—but we are not surprised.

Though we honor and support the many good people who work and study in seminaries, we know that seminaries have played a significant role in the church's current crisis.

It is essential to understand how priests and thus, ultimately, bishops are formed, especially the way they are enculturated into clericalism from their first days in seminary. It is the air they breathe there.

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