November 30, 2005

Bishop affirms pope's stand on gays

The News Journal

The News Journal
The Vatican affirmed Tuesday its position that homosexual acts are grave sins, "intrinsically immoral," and no one who practices them or supports the "gay culture" should be ordained to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church.

Opportunity was acknowledged, though, for those with "transitory" homosexual tendencies if they have been overcome for at least three years before ordination.

The instruction, released by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, had been leaked by an Italian Catholic news agency about a week ago. Its content came as no great surprise.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 07:21 AM