Bravo Pope Francis! Reaffirms Ban on Homosexuals in Priesthood

by Steve Ray on December 8, 2016

With Pope Francis’ approval, the Vatican has restated its ruling that men with “homosexual tendencies” cannot be admitted to Catholic seminaries.
In a new document titled “The Gift of the Priestly Vocation,” the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy offers extensive guidelines for priestly formation including a section devoted to “Persons with Homosexual Tendencies.”

2571E981-F994-416E-98BB-D83B3075AC60-276-00000002BF8E4C4E_tmpThe document, dated December 8, draws extensively from a 2005 text issued by the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, stating that men “who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’” are ineligible for the Catholic priesthood.

Such persons “find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women,” the text states. “One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies.”

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Edelyn December 8, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Thank you. God bless you always.

Tom Govern December 10, 2016 at 3:16 PM

Amen! Great orthodox statement from someone we worry about occasionally!

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