Where has Guardian Australia’s former Comment is Free editor Adam Brereton been? The editor of The Guardian‘s feelpinion section became a news journalist for the publication at the end of last year, but then dropped out of public view. We’ve now found him — in the unlikeliest of places. Brereton has joined the seminary.

Brereton’s reverse-Tony-Abbott (journo-turned-priest), which has been rumoured for some time, is confirmed in the latest issue of Catholic Weekly. Brereton is featured as one of seven new seminarians who started at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in Homebush earlier this year. “I think largely I was just dissatisfied with a lot of the thinness of what I had been reading and writing and just dissatisfied, as many converts are, with my own life,” he told Catholic Weekly. Can peak Guardian drive someone to the priesthood?

Peter Fray

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