Research so far: Netted the following: http://priestsforscotland.org.uk, http://www.catholicpriesthood.com/
The scenario: My MC almost became a Catholic priest in his 20s, but didn't quite finish his training. He subsequently got married, had kids, had partners of both genders, and ultimately, several decades later, had a major role on the winning side of a civil war. His wife and kids are dead, and his actions during the war, while understandable in terms of the just war doctrine, have left him wanting to leave his current life behind and repent.
He's going to make an attempt to rejoin the priesthood that involves contacting his old spiritual director, who gets where he's coming from but, rightly so, recognizes that he's not so much doing it out of faith as out of trauma and wanting to escape. What I'm wondering is basically whether he's immediately rejected or told to think about it for awhile first. If it's the latter, would he have to repeat his education at the seminary or just pick up where he left off? What advice is the spiritual director likely to give him?
Thanks in advance!