I would have appreciated an explanation from Dolan about how bringing more homosexuals into the priesthood would assist the church in dealing with past issues covering up the abuse of little boys.
(DISCLOSURE: I am NOT Roman Catholic, however I have LOTS of Catholic friends, some of whom are priests ).
This is what I know of their policy — The church will, before ordaining someone to the priesthood, try their absolute best to make sure that the candidate IS NOT GAY.
If they, for any reason, find out that the person is gay, they will disqualify him.
However, they cannot guarantee that some will slip through the cracks.
*THAT* is what I am told.
I think what Francis is confronting here is that the network of hardcore Satanic pedophiles in the Vatican has been able to blackmail other, non-pedophile priests with knowledge of their adult dalliances; thus enabling the perpetuaion of the pedophile coverup.
If Francis continues to move against the pedophile network, more stories of priests involved in adult affairs, both heterosexual and homosexual, may be released to the press by the blackmail network.
So Francis is laying out the groundwork for the forgiveness and continued employment of some of his allies in this latter group as he continues his fight against the pedophile network.