Skip to comments.Vatican Document on homosexuals in seminaries will be published tomorrow
Posted on 11/03/2005 11:37:16 AM PST by NYer
Rome, Nov. 03, 2005 (CNA) - The document from the Congregation for Catholic Education on the admittance of homosexuals in seminaries will be published this Friday. The Document counts on the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, and reaffirms the Catholic position that homosexuals can not be accepted into seminaries.
The text refering exclusively to the candidates to priesthood, is based upon the Catholic position regarding homosexuality, and is placed in a context in which the issue has been raised acutely. Morevoer, the Church has addressed the issue in numerous occasions.
In the past months, the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Archbishop Michael Miller, has been visiting the 220 seminaries in the United States, to verify if the preparation of seminarians is conform to a life of celibacy. The archbishop will publish a document related to theses visits.
Finally ... we will be able to put all discussion to rest, or will we? The media will be all over this!
Oh, you want to bet some "progressive" Cardinal or bishop will come out and say something like "the matter isn't closed."
Mabaloney, you mean.
I think he is referring to Cdl. Kasper.
No way. The document will be clear enough to those of us who can read linearlly, yet not clear enough that the relativists can't read into it what they want.
I predict that the relatvists will take a don't ask don't tell approach to homosexuals in seminaries.
Mahoney is to the "left" of Kaspar, IMHO. I cannot forget his b____chy campaign to "get" Mother Angelica, despite the open support she was getting from JPII.
Which is why I think he was referring to Cdl. Kasper.
Reaffirm the 1961 ban.
Heck, reaffirm the 60 AD ban! (Paul in Romans)
What's happened to the "3 years without nookie" provision?
Could it be BS? More homosexual agitprop?
Shoot, if we held a pool that some "progressive" scalawag would say "the matter isn't closed" or "what the Vatican really meant was....", we could make a fortune and retire!
Here in Los Angeles, we have an openly homosexual deacon who just redesigned the archdiocesan web site. I doubt that the new document will be linked there, however.
LOL -more than likely very true...
One of the catholic blogs did a writeup on this. From an 'artistically' critical perspective, I like the new web site. Now I'm no fan of Mahony, much less his gay deacon but what struck me was the listing of parishes offering the Mass in a multitude of languages, from African-American? to Vietnamese. Check out the
Liturgy in Your Language link.
It's quite impressive. Of course this raises the obvious question of authenticity, especially in the LA Archdiocese, but I won't go there, especially since English is not listed at that link.
BTTT for the end of speculation!
There is one notable language missing from that list: Latin.
Te Deum Laudamus!!
Now that Benedict XVI is coming into his own, and can take the reins of his own agenda without disrespecting the legacy of his predecessor, I'm beginning to know what it felt like for the Christians to be able to emerge into the open after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge.
What a glorious time, when we orthodox Catholics can begin to emerge, not from a persecution from outide the Faith, but the persecution we have suffered at the hands of "our own."
In Hoc Signo Vinces, indeed!
Benedikt, Gott Geschickt!
Well I hope that all of those who feel strongly against the SSPX for the simple reason that the Pope said it, will also feel as strongly about this document.