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To: Jyotishi

Has there actually been a shift in RC policy and practice?

Are the statements by the Popes contradictory?


4 posted on 07/29/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: mbarker12474
Has there actually been a shift in RC policy and practice?

Are the statements by the Popes contradictory?

No shift. Pope made distinction between the sin or temptation and the person. The person who is tempted should be cared for. The person who acts on activity is sinning gravely.

Not said is whether public knowledge of the sin disqualifies from priesthood. What is confessed in the sacrament of penance remains, as always, secret. I can't imagine an publicly active homosexual priest would remain in the ministry.

18 posted on 07/29/2013 10:55:24 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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