November 30, 2005

Anger at Vatican document's 'homophobic' priest ban

Irish Independent

David Quinn
Religious Affairs Correspondent

ANGRY members of Ireland's gay community branded a controversial Vatican document as "homophobic".

The document bans homosexuals who have been sexually active over the last three years from becoming priests.

Editor of Gay Community News Brian Finnegan accused the Church of trying to shift the blame for the paedophile scandals on to homosexuals.

But, this has been strongly denied by president of the national seminary Mgr Dermot Farrell.

He said the document makes "no connection between homosexuality and paedophilia," and that he personally did not believe there was any connection.

Posted by kshaw at November 30, 2005 04:22 PM