Friday, October 07, 2005

roman policy on gays now seems more sensible than reports sounded initially

A forthcoming Vatican document on homosexuals in seminaries will not demand an absolute ban, a senior Vatican official told NCR Oct. 7, but will insist that seminary officials exercise “prudential judgment” that gay candidates should not be admitted in three cases.

Those three cases are:

If candidates have not demonstrated a capacity to live celibate lives for at least three years;

If they are part of a “gay culture,” for example, attending gay pride rallies (a point, the official said, which applies both to professors at seminaries as well as students);

If their homosexual orientation is sufficiently “strong, permanent and univocal” as to make an all-male environment a risk.

Read the whole thing here.

1 comment:

The Ranter said...

You gotta love Rome. They are not worried about offending people or being politically correct. If ECUSA came out with such a decree, can you imagine the outcry?