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Why is the Catholic Church hiring psychologists?

April 10, 2018

Catholic Church guidelines call for potential priests, nuns, sisters, and brothers to be given psychological assessments before entering religious life. These assessments are meant to identify a range of things — including “psychological defects” and “psychic disturbances.” But how do they work? And what are churches really looking for?

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