November 9, 2018

The application process to become an archdiocesan seminarian

Seminarians laugh on Sept. 11 during a presentation by Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, Tenn., and Father David Boettner, vicar general of the Knoxville Diocese, at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad. (Photo courtesy of Saint Meinrad Archabbey)

Seminarians laugh on Sept. 11 during a presentation by Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, Tenn., and Father David Boettner, vicar general of the Knoxville Diocese, at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad. (Photo courtesy of Saint Meinrad Archabbey)

• Gathering of sacramental, educational and legal records

• Writing of a spiritual autobiography

• In-depth interviews with clergy and laity

• Medical evaluation

• Completion of Safe and Sacred training required of all clergy, employees and volunteers in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis

• Successful completion of a background check

• Psychological evaluation, including psychological testing and a clinical interview, with particular attention paid to affective maturity, psycho-sexual maturity and the presence of any indicators that would suggest a psychological pathology. “Any evidence of criminal sexual activity with a minor or an inclination toward such activity disqualifies the applicant from admission” (“Program for Priestly Formation,” #55).

• Recommendations from home parish pastor and another priest

• Interview with the archbishop
 

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