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  • Homosexuality Incompatible With Priesthood

    02/24/2013 9:50:05 AM PST · by Gluteus Maximus · 140 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11-24-2010 | John Travis
    "Homosexuality is incompatible with the priestly vocation. Otherwise, celibacy itself would lose its meaning as a renunciation. It would be extremely dangerous if celibacy became a sort of pretext for bringing people into the priesthood who don't want to get married anyway," the pope said. The pope cited a 2005 Vatican document that drew a sharp line against priestly ordination of homosexuals. He said the document emphasized that homosexual candidates cannot become priests because their sexual orientation interferes with "the proper sense of paternity" that belongs to the priesthood. The pope said it was important to select priestly candidates very...
  • Cost of Iraq war could surpass $1 trillion

    03/18/2006 2:09:22 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 60 replies · 1,356+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mar 17 06 | MSNBC
    One thing is certain about the Iraq war: It has cost a lot more than advertised. In fact, the tab grows by at least $200 million each and every day. ...In any event, most estimates put forward by White House officials in 2002 and 2003 were relatively low compared with the nation's gross domestic product, the size of the federal budget or the cost of past wars. ....Even if the U.S. exits Iraq within another three years, total direct and indirect costs to U.S. taxpayers will likely by more than $400 billion, and one estimate puts the total economic impact...