Employment: Where Ex-Priests Work

As if the emotional wrench of leaving the priesthood were not enough, most former Roman Catholic priests face the harrowing task of finding a new job. Often trained mostly in theology, ex-priests hardly have the ideal background for civilian careers. Even so, a survey conducted by The Gallagher Presidents' Report shows that most of the 231 former priests interviewed had found work within two months. Half of the priests, reported the weekly newsletter for executives, went to work in the business world. They became salesmen, management trainees, office managers, systems engineers, journalists, admen, economists and personnel directors. Most of...

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