Catholic Culture Solidarity
Catholic Culture Solidarity

building a "both/and" church

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Oct 10, 2005

[Cardinal Medina's] letter had been expected to form the basis of the document from the Congregation for Catholic Education, but in the years since it was published, Vatican officials have said the eventual policy would be more nuanced.

The consideration of homosexuality may be more nuanced than it appears on paper, said the Rev. James Wehner, rector of St. Paul Seminary in East Carnegie.

A U.S. expert on priests and sexuality who has discussed the proposed policy with Vatican officials said Thursday that he expects the rule to be "nuanced, not an outright ban."

Help me out here. We all recognize there are some areas of decision-making better left to individual discretion, and others better subject to guidelines. Once our superiors have opted for issuing guidelines, however, do we really want them to be nuanced?

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