October 07, 2005

No ban on gays expected in Vatican document; will advise 'prudential judgement'


By John L. Allen Jr.
A forthcoming Vatican document on homosexuals in seminaries will not demand an absolute ban, a senior Vatican official told NCR Oct. 7, but will insist that seminary officials exercise "prudential judgment" that gay candidates should not be admitted in three cases. Those three cases are:

If candidates have not demonstrated a capacity to live celibate lives for at least three years;

Posted by kshaw at October 7, 2005 09:27 AM