posted on 04/20/2002 4:39:26 AM PDT
posted on 04/20/2002 4:45:17 AM PDT
by Bigg Red
Today, although most dioceses and seminaries screen candidates thoroughly, some observers question the value of the psychological tests given and caution that psychologists used by the Church do not all share the Church's understanding of human nature and sexuality
Does the Church (i.e., those at the top) have an understanding of of human nature and sexuality?
posted on 04/20/2002 5:00:36 AM PDT
Guess Luther, Calvin et al may have been right after all?...:)
posted on 04/20/2002 5:34:49 AM PDT
Everyone keeps dancing around the truth here.
The primary cause of the disproportionate number of sodomite/pedophile priests in the Roman Catholic Church is probation against marriage. It isn't necessarily the Church going out of its way to recruit sodomites, but put yourself in the shoes of a good Catholic parent. You have 2, 3 or more sons. By age 13 or 15 one of those sons has not expressed any interest in girls and your others sons have plenty to tell in confession.
Which son, do you encourage, to be a priest?
(Bishop Wilton Gregory - head of the U.S. bishops' conference) - said the issue of homosexuality in the priesthood deserves discussion, in terms of how it affects a priest's ability to keep his promise of living a chaste life. But while it would be helpful to examine this question, Catholic News Service reported that he said it should not necessarily be linked to the sex abuse issue.
Great. We still have liberal bishops refusing to acknowledge the root of the sexual abuse problems with the priesthood. We have a LONG way to go I'm afraid. The influx of liberal seminarians in the 60's and 70's is still a major influence on the American Catholic Church. Even here, in our little town in rural Iowa, our priest assigns members of the parish council readings from America magazine (a lefty Jesuit publication) and makes statements during homilies like "the Pope should allow women to be in the priesthood."
posted on 04/20/2002 6:51:57 AM PDT
Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls linked the two when he addressed the issue of homosexuality and the priesthood in March, saying that men with homosexual inclinations "just cannot be ordained."
Does this mean that the United Way will stop passing money to Catholic Charities?
The Boy Scouts and now the Catholic Church see the light! AMEN!!!!
Thanks for an informative and well written article.
posted on 04/20/2002 8:08:59 AM PDT
To: cathway; PLK; Zipporah; Calculus_of_Consent; PayNoAttentionManBehindCurtain; pt17
The loss of money, and only the loss of money, will cause Rome to move away from its historical propensity for issuing proclamations to excuse its responsibility in the unleashing of degenerates among the innocent.
Rome can no longer publicly argue it is uninformed; that His Church isn't a cesspool of depravity and complicity the darkest of sins; that its arrogant pretense and protection of evil was not responsible for fostering and crippling its authority as THE source in implementing and forgiving any violation of His Law.
Rome is a sinner without shame; piously issuing proclamations of repentance, while its silence toward the thousands who became pawns for the physically and psychologically deformed continues.
Vanity is source of this sin. Rome is the unrepentant sinner.
A public confession, strict adherence to His Law and an excomunication of internal evil is imperative. Now.
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