Edward Tarte Tries to See the Reality of His Seminary Years

About Edward Tarte

I am age 78, once a Catholic priest for five years (in the 1960's), then a math teacher for 44 years up to the present day. I became an atheist a few years ago. My hobbies are music and chess.

  • dorothy30

    thanks again for sharing. and don’t be too hard on yourself. nothing is ever a waste of time if you learned from it. and clearly you did. your years in the church shaped your later life. perhaps you wouldn’t be where you are today if you had never enrolled in the seminary. those of us who now hear your story benefit from your experience.

  • Ksinglet76

    I so enjoy Edward Tarte’s videos, and this one may be my favorite, especially because of how timely it seems. No wonder the Catholic church has such absurd positions on issues of women’s health and women’s lives–as Edward points out here, Catholic priests spend nearly a decade in male-only isolation during their early adulthood, and have no experience learning to relate to women in any mature or meaningful way. This would merely be a real shame if the church didn’t attempt to interfere with or influence the legislative and political processes that directly affect the well-being of women; they do, though, so in my view, the men-only priesthood is a downright dangerous institution.

  • Annie

    Thank you for sharing, Edward.  I don’t always comment, but I watch all of your videos and really enjoy them.  I look forward to the next installment!

  • Galen O’Neil

    What do you mean “took notes, if we knew how”? Were some/many of the student incapable of writing?  Was there some restriction that made it harder than simply writing in english?

  • dengo56267

    A good video