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Click on the link and scroll down after the story to see some of the moronic comments about how this young man is brain-washed and making an awful decision..The world truly has their priorities majorly screwed up...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_lea...mlb,215238


Well, here's a story you don't see every day.

Grant Desme, a 23-year-old minor league outfielder in Oakland's system, is retiring from baseball to follow a calling into the Catholic priesthood.

The story was first reported by Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi — perhaps appropriately with that first name of his — and this isn't a case of a struggling player going through an early-life crisis. Desme was ranked the A's eighth-best prospect by Baseball America after hitting .288 with 31 home runs and 89 RBIs in A ball in 2009 and he was just named MVP of the Arizona Fall League.

Desme might have even been a late-season callup to the big league club in 2010. Our Y! Sports 2010 fantasy guide has him ranked the 40th-best minor-league prospect for near-term fantasy purpose. However, ESPN's Rob Neyer disagrees, saying that he didn't see Desme as a future star by the Bay.

Susan Slusser has more on Desme's decision to leave playing against the Padres and Cardinals so he can start praying with other padres and cardinals at a Catholic seminary in Orange County. He said the news came as bit of a shock to Billy Beane, but that the Oakland GM and entire A's system have been supportive of his decision.

Said Desme on a Friday afternoon conference call:

    "I'm doing well in baseball. But I had to get down to the bottom of things, to what was good in my life, what I wanted to do with my life. Baseball is a good thing, but that felt selfish of me when I felt that God was calling me more. It took awhile to trust that and open up to it and aim full steam toward him ... I love the game, but I'm going to aspire to higher things."

Desme spoke with Baseball America last year about baseball being only "a game" and we wish him success on his spiritual path. In a selfish age when churches struggle to recruit young male Americans, his sacrifice of possible riches is a very admirable thing.

 
If there was such a thing as secular humanist heresy, he would be guilty.  Is there a traditional seminary in Orange County?  I hope he winds up in it if there is.  Extra prayers for him from me.
My oldest son Mike flew out to California on Wednesday to spend a week with the Norbertines at St. Michael's Abby. I talked to him today. He is having a great visit, and said he's been sitting with Grant Desme, who is now a novice, at all the meals.

Mike is really impressed with the prayerful monastic life of these men. The abby celebrates a Latin Novus Ordo mass daily, and the Traditional Latin Mass is offered privately by many of their priests. They celebrate the TLM on Sundays at 6 or 7 locations in the LA area.

The Norbertines require their candidates to complete two years of college prior to entering the novitiate. Mike is going to start Christendom this fall, and hopes to enter St. Michael's Abby in two years. Please keep him in your prayers.
(01-22-2010, 11:37 PM)Anthem Wrote: [ -> ]If there was such a thing as secular humanist heresy, he would be guilty.  Is there a traditional seminary in Orange County?  I hope he winds up in it if there is.  Extra prayers for him from me.

Oakland is nowhere near Orange County.
Good for him, considering the future he had in front of him, and the pressure probably put on him not to make this decision, that took balls. I wish him all the best  Pray
I guess he saw Fr Z's baseball analogies and heard the call of the church...
(01-22-2010, 11:37 PM)Anthem Wrote: [ -> ]If there was such a thing as secular humanist heresy, he would be guilty.  Is there a traditional seminary in Orange County?  I hope he winds up in it if there is.  Extra prayers for him from me.

Based on precisely what did you decide that this generous young man is a heretic?
(05-13-2011, 09:46 PM)Christus Imperat Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-22-2010, 11:37 PM)Anthem Wrote: [ -> ]If there was such a thing as secular humanist heresy, he would be guilty.  Is there a traditional seminary in Orange County?  I hope he winds up in it if there is.  Extra prayers for him from me.

Based on precisely what did you decide that this generous young man is a heretic?

You misread him.

A secular humanist heresy, not a Catholic heresy.
(05-13-2011, 10:08 PM)LausTibiChriste Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-13-2011, 09:46 PM)Christus Imperat Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-22-2010, 11:37 PM)Anthem Wrote: [ -> ]If there was such a thing as secular humanist heresy, he would be guilty.  Is there a traditional seminary in Orange County?  I hope he winds up in it if there is.  Extra prayers for him from me.

Based on precisely what did you decide that this generous young man is a heretic?

You misread him.

A secular humanist heresy, not a Catholic heresy.

Ahhhh ok.  Thank you.  I was thinking heresy of rather than heresy against.  I apologize for the misreading.
DELETED.  Someone else answered my question!  I'm not having a good reading night.
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