November 30, 2005

Sacred Heart officials hail Vatican gay policy

The Detroit News

Kim Kozlowski / The Detroit News

DETROIT Sacred Heart Major Seminary officials hailed the long-awaited Vatican document released Tuesday that reaffirmed the church's ban on practicing homosexual priests and required those considering the vocation with such tendencies to overcome them three years prior to ordination.

"It"s going to be an enormous help, said the Rev. Steven Boguslawski, rector and president of the Archdiocese of Detroit seminary. We will study this document seriously and will critique our own admissions processes and formulation policies.

The document, released by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, says it cannot admit to the seminary men who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called 'gay culture

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 07:06 AM