Skip to comments.VATICAN: HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT TO BE ORDAINED AS CATHOLIC PRIESTS
Posted on 09/22/2005 6:06:19 PM PDT by BIRDS
"Expected Vatican Ban Roils American Church" Sep 22 4:15 PM US/Eastern
Word that a soon-to-be-released Vatican document will signal homosexuals are unwelcome in Roman Catholic seminaries even if they are celibate has devastated gay clergy _ and raised doubts among conservatives about whether an outright ban can be enforced.
A Vatican official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the document has not been released, said Thursday that the upcoming "instruction" from the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education will reaffirm the church's belief that homosexuals should not be ordained.
In recent decades, Vatican officials have stated several times that gays should not become priests because their sexual orientation is "intrinsically disordered" and makes them unsuitable for ministry.
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I support the instruction by the Vatican (this article) and consider it long overdue in honesty and frankness about the issue in relationship to the priesthood. And note that the insistence and threats by those making them (seems to include the AP based upon their headline) about this issue are spawned by cultural expectations, in defiance of Christianity itself, as also the Vatican.
Wow, good news. Wonder how many existing priests will this affect? Is the Church going to try to drum them out?
well there goes a couple of billion dollars down the drain....... nice experiment. What next from the libs that have infected the church.... this has only taken 35 years to come to fruition and almost destroy the priesthood and the Catholic Church.
This is a tad late.
Why? Aren't priests required to vow celibacy?
"Celibacy is celibacy. Even if your thing is goats!"
Excellent news by the RCC! Very welcome and a strong leadership message to the rest of the Christian flock.
That's a lot like saying "we ban all murderers from being priests, even ones who don't murder people."
Am I to take from your comments that this is a policy that is unwelcomed? Would you suggest not doing anything at all because it doesn't meet with your timelines?
That's the point.
There should be no "gay" clergy.
It is welcomed. My time line was decades ago. I now want a purge.
No, the Church is not going to drum them out.
Now if they'd come out with support for prosecution too...
The Vatican did what it had to do, no more, no less.
Pope Benedict XVI will not take any crap...he is gently shoving Bernard Law out of Rome. Although I adored the late Pope John Paul II, his last years as Pontiff were "status quo". Benedict XVI has an iron fist covered with velvet to make things right in the Church. And do not expect a short pontificate (less than 5 years)...Benedict XVI enjoys good health and it would not surprise me to see him for 10-15 years as Pontiff.
First, as a physician, if a patient comes to me with an illness that could have been better treated at an early stage, do I reject the treatment of that illness at a later stage? No.
Secondly, my wife and I taught 10th graders at CCD last night for the first time and saw one of the most enthusiastic group of young people I had encountered in some time. Don't they deserve all the Church's efforts to improve itself and assume the orthodoxy these kids actually asked for?
And this: Expected Vatican Ban Roils American Church")
Where exactly is that church?
Do they mean the Roman Catholic Church in America?
I'm aware of no American Catholic sect.
It's about time that the RCC calls a deviate a deviate!!!! IT will be for the better of the church IMHO.....