spoiled priest

spoiled priest

(spɔɪld)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Irish a person who was a student for the priesthood but who has withdrawn or been dismissed
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A quick survey of our Catholic university library turned up four similar collections: Pilgrims All: Short Stories by Contemporary Catholic Writers (1943), Stories of Our Century by Catholic Authors (1949), A Spoiled Priest and Other Stories (1950), and The Substance of Things Hoped For (1988).
For Owens, although Joyce's tale is at once an "adultery," "ghost," and "love-death" story, it is primarily the story of a spoiled priest and a "turning point in the overall design of Dubliners": "A would-be priest, James Duffy mediates between the duo of dead clerics with which Dubliners opens (Father Flynn of 'The Sisters'--and the deceased priest of 'Araby') and the complementary clerical pair, superseded by the narrators, with which it ends (Father Purdon of 'Grace' and Father Constantine Conroy of 'The Dead')" (3).
He continued: ``So, the last remains of that spoiled priest suffered the fate of a Catholic saint,''but qualifies it incontext,adding,``such behaviour would not have surprised Milton, who had,in general, a low opinion of the human race.