November 29, 2005

D’Arcy to speak on gay priests


By Nicole Lee

A document released by the Vatican today has, as expected, ignited further debate on the stance of the Roman Catholic Church regarding homosexual men and the priesthood.

The question remains, however: Will the document ultimately bridge or create further schisms within Catholicism?

Bishop John D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is expected to discuss the document at an 11:30 a.m. press conference held at the Archbishop Noll Center.

The document, released by the Congregation for Catholic Education, a regulatory body for seminaries and schools, was approved by Pope Benedict XVI on Aug. 31.

Posted by kshaw at November 29, 2005 01:13 PM