October 27, 2005

No witch hunts?

SPOKANE (WA)
Suburban Chicago Newspapers

SPOKANE, Wash. The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, addressing concerns about an upcoming Vatican document that will address whether homosexuals should be ordained, said "witch hunts and gay bashing have no place in the church."

"There are many wonderful and excellent priests in the church who have a gay orientation, are chaste and celibate, and are very effective ministers of the Gospel," Spokane Bishop William Skylstad wrote.

Conflicting reports have surrounded the contents of the document, which has been in the works for several years.

Posted by kshaw at October 27, 2005 09:33 AM