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why stop with the seminaries?

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 16, 2005

A homosexual priest (who asked the Chicago Sun Times not to disclose his identity) thinks it's a terrible mistake to investigate American seminaries for evidence of homosexual influence.

Why stop at seminaries? Why not deacons, priests, bishops, archbishops and cardinals? Are they going to be asked if they are homosexuals and if they are, be forced to resign their positions?" he said. "If that happens, there will be many empty offices, many empty parishes and many empty sees.

I guess we're supposed to find that prospect unattractive.

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  • Posted by: - Sep. 20, 2005 1:56 PM ET USA

    I'll drive an hour or more one way for a good orthodox mass, past all the churches with vacant rectories - with a joyful heart - that our beloved Church would be cleansed of the great evil of homosexuality. They indeed should all be forced from the priesthood, diaconate and all forms of religious life.

  • Posted by: Coco - Sep. 19, 2005 9:23 PM ET USA

    Speaking of sexuality. Our family witnessed an interesting specticle at Mass yesterday. A feminine priest introduced a manly nun to give the homily--a man who behaves like a woman, and a woman who behaves like a man, right there for my 5 innocent children to behold. Our 5-year-old even leaned over and whispered, "The priest has twouble with his "s"s.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Sep. 16, 2005 4:37 PM ET USA

    McCarrick has submitted his resignation. It has not yet been accepted by Rome.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Sep. 16, 2005 3:54 PM ET USA

    Not much more to add to these blogs than: "Get 'r done!" and "Amen."

  • Posted by: - Sep. 16, 2005 2:36 PM ET USA

    Shrink beat me to the punch, full seminaries! How gutless to think the church would somehow falter without the lavender mafia. I think Jesus said he could use stones if he needed. He also multiplied fish and bread. Isn't the seminary in Nebraska full to capacity? Bet you there aren't any gay priests there. Homosexuals have been the plague of the American Church. "Purify" is the right approach from the Pope: seminaries, parish priests and bishops if necessary.

  • Posted by: Novus744 - Sep. 16, 2005 1:59 PM ET USA

    "We need not to focus on specific homosexuality, but we need to focus on the integration of our own human sexuality and the ability to live a deeply committed virginal life that is fully and wholly sexual," Silva said." Can anyone tell me what this means?

  • Posted by: - Sep. 16, 2005 12:21 PM ET USA

    If that's the trade I'm offered, a faithful, celibate, non-gay clergy, but a very much smaller clergy, I'll take it. Today, please. How soon can they deliver?

  • Posted by: - Sep. 16, 2005 11:36 AM ET USA

    Why wait until the visitation? Every cleric, regardless of position or status, ought to be required to fill out a questionnaire with only one question on it: Are you a homosexual? Those that self-identify should then be required to resign, retire or go to a monastery for life. After that, all potential seminary applicants ought to be asked the same question and any that self-identify ought to be denied admission. Those that lie and are later exposed should be dismissed, no questions asked.

  • Posted by: shrink - Sep. 16, 2005 10:11 AM ET USA

    "If that happens, there will be many empty offices, many empty parishes and many empty sees."....... and many full seminaries. Tah dah!

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