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Vatican Document on homosexuals in seminaries will be published tomorrow
Catholic News Agency ^ | November 3, 2005

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.


TOPICS: Activism; Catholic; Current Events; General Discusssion; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: benedictxvi; catholic; gaypriests; homosexual; homosexualagenda; pope; seminary; vatican

1 posted on 11/03/2005 11:37:17 AM PST by NYer
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To: american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...

Finally ... we will be able to put all discussion to rest, or will we? The media will be all over this!


2 posted on 11/03/2005 11:37:58 AM PST by NYer (“Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion")
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To: NYer

Oh, you want to bet some "progressive" Cardinal or bishop will come out and say something like "the matter isn't closed."


3 posted on 11/03/2005 11:40:30 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: Pyro7480

Mabaloney, you mean.


4 posted on 11/03/2005 11:46:06 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: RobbyS

I think he is referring to Cdl. Kasper.


5 posted on 11/03/2005 11:50:31 AM PST by B Knotts
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To: NYer

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.


6 posted on 11/03/2005 11:51:31 AM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: B Knotts

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.


7 posted on 11/03/2005 11:58:04 AM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: RobbyS
Yes, but Cdl. Kasper, right after the Synod had released its final report, questioned the conclusions it reached on divorced and remarried Catholics.

Cardinal Kasper questions Synod conclusion on divorce and Communion

Which is why I think he was referring to Cdl. Kasper.

8 posted on 11/03/2005 12:01:05 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: NYer

Reaffirm the 1961 ban.


9 posted on 11/03/2005 12:01:56 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Heck, reaffirm the 60 AD ban! (Paul in Romans)


10 posted on 11/03/2005 12:07:10 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: NYer
The Document counts on the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, and reaffirms the Catholic position that homosexuals can not be accepted into seminaries.

What's happened to the "3 years without nookie" provision?

Could it be BS? More homosexual agitprop?

Surely not!!

11 posted on 11/03/2005 12:07:37 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: Pyro7480; NYer

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!


12 posted on 11/03/2005 12:19:03 PM PST by Convert from ECUSA (Not a nickel, not a dime, no more money for Hamastine!)
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To: NYer

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.


13 posted on 11/03/2005 1:18:30 PM PST by Deo volente
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To: Deo volente
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...

14 posted on 11/03/2005 1:34:32 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: NYer; sinkspur
But, but, but.... John Allen's anonymous source SAID that "gays" would be allowed in if they could keep it in their pants for 3 years!

John Allen wouldn't lie, would he?
15 posted on 11/03/2005 2:03:57 PM PST by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents can give their children are siblings.)
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To: Deo volente; DBeers; All
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.

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.

16 posted on 11/03/2005 4:22:08 PM PST by NYer (“Socialism is the religion people get when they lose their religion")
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To: NYer

BTTT for the end of speculation!


17 posted on 11/03/2005 5:12:33 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: NYer

There is one notable language missing from that list: Latin.


18 posted on 11/03/2005 6:41:18 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: NYer

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!


19 posted on 11/03/2005 7:29:01 PM PST by magisterium
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To: marshmallow

LOL


20 posted on 11/03/2005 8:07:32 PM PST by tuesday afternoon
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To: NYer

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.


21 posted on 11/04/2005 6:37:40 AM PST by TradicalRC (I trust my Church more than my government; why would I grant more power to the state?)
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