Skip to comments.POPE APPROVES BARRING GAY SEMINARIANS
Posted on 09/19/2005 3:35:59 PM PDT by NYer
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How uncollegial of him. I wonder if U.S. bishops will respond to this.
It's a start, but what is really needed is an Inquisition.
Torquemada Club ping! Cleanup needed in aisle 4!
GO PB17! Clean House!
LOL - Patience...
There was that Origen in the 2nd(?) century - to avoid the temptation of the flesh, he castrated himself. Maybe following his example ought to be made obligatory.
That might run up against the prohibition in Leviticus against marking the body.
Actually, it's PB16...but we know what you meant and share the sentiments...lol!
10. "Sexual orientation" does not constitute a quality comparable to race, ethnic background, etc. in respect to non-discrimination. Unlike these, homosexual orientation is an objective disorder (cf. "Letter," No. 3) and evokes moral concern.
11. There are areas in which it is not unjust discrimination to take sexual orientation into account, for example, in the placement of children for adoption or foster care, in employment of teachers or athletic coaches, and in military recruitment.
13. Including "homosexual orientation" among the considerations on the basis of which it is illegal to discriminate can easily lead to regarding homosexuality as a positive source of human rights, for example, in respect to so-called affirmative action or preferential treatment in hiring practices. This is all the more deleterious since there is no right to homosexuality (cf. No. 10) which therefore should not form the basis for judicial claims. The passage from the recognition of homosexuality as a factor on which basis it is illegal to discriminate can easily lead, if not automatically, to the legislative protection and promotion of homosexuality. A person's homosexuality would be invoked in opposition to alleged discrimination, and thus the exercise of rights would be defended precisely via the affirmation of the homosexual condition instead of in terms of a violation of basic human rights.
30. Those To Be Excluded; Practical Directives
Advantage to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers.
The ironic thing about the Origen castration thing is that he interpreted a passage about castration in the Gospels literally while he was an early major supporter of non-literal Scriptural interpretation.
I mean, heck yeah!
Well, the passage about casting a tempting member away could and should (in this case particularly) be interpreted literally.
I will predict their response for you, Nick:
Sssssshhhhhhhhhhrrrrrrrrred this, Bruce!
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