We share something in common then sir. I was not at all satisfied with the reasons given for my dismissal either.
Now that is a change for the better. When I was there from 2008 to 2010, the men were free to do as they pleased on the weekends, no questions asked, so long as they were back in time for Compline at 8:30 pm. Some men abused that freedom.
I'm convinced that Cordileone got San Francisco largely to clean up the seminary. St. Patrick's serves as the house of formation for all of Northern California, the Pacific Rim, and many other western states. At least it used to. The chief reason why I was dismissed is because I was a little too open about my opinions on its condition back then with someone I mistakenly thought I could trust. I always was a stubborn man since I'm pretty much doing the same thing now. But 1) I'm just a lay slob now, and 2) I couldn't go back even if I wanted to. In my old age, I've lost what little patience I once had for politically correct "Spirit of Vatican II" hippie bullshit.