November 30, 2005

Wineke: Vatican statement confuses gay policy

Wisonsin State Journal

Bill Wineke Wisconsin State Journal

The Vatican on Tuesday issued its long-awaited statement on gay priests, and the statement may raise more questions than it answers.

This is what it says:

"The church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so- called 'gay culture.' "

The first requirement is hardly controversial. The Catholic Church requires a celibate priesthood, so it stands to reason that it also will not admit to seminary or to holy orders those who practice heterosexuality. If you want to have sex, you can't be a priest.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 09:02 AM