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Ex-Vatican official says Catholic doctrine is 'violence' against homosexuals

October 28, 2015

The Polish priest who was dismissed from his Vatican post after announcing his homosexual relationship has written to Pope Francis, complaining that the Church causes “immeasurable suffering” to homosexuals and their loved ones.

Msgr. Krzysztof Charamsa—who, prior to his dramatic announcement earlier this month, had worked in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal office—charged that Catholic doctrine is a form of “violence” against homosexuals. In a letter that was released to the BBC, he said that the Church’s condemnation of homosexual acts is “diabolical.”

Last week the Diocese of Pelplin, Poland, announced that Msgr. Charamsa has been suspended from ministry because of his conduct.


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  • Posted by: Lucius49 - Oct. 29, 2015 10:09 AM ET USA

    The only violence is this man's treachery to the Church and dishonesty with self.

  • Posted by: brenda22890 - Oct. 29, 2015 10:07 AM ET USA

    It's like a form of madness. Doesn't he remember what the biblical teaching about marriage and homosexuality is?

  • Posted by: rpp - Oct. 29, 2015 9:02 AM ET USA

    It is not charity to confirm a person in grave sin. It is not mercy to ignore or withhold correction of grave sin. Doing this imperils the immortal souls of both the one engaging in grave sin and the one ignoring it.

  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Oct. 29, 2015 8:29 AM ET USA

    When will his 15 minutes of fame be over?

  • Posted by: claire5327 - Oct. 29, 2015 2:20 AM ET USA

    Sodomy is A Mortal Sin! It is a Cross!Pray that every ordained priest,bishop,archbishop and cardinal aall revisit the words they spoke on the day when the made their Priestly Vows!"The wrod made flesh and dwelt among men.”The Word of God made God-Man,Christ The Lord.The Flesh of Jesus the Mad lived every word He spoke!So must we,if we claim to be His followers, espeically for those who vowed to be PRIESTS!“Poverty, chastity and obeidnece to theMagesterium.”LivingTruthfully by Flesh for the Word!

  • Posted by: feedback - Oct. 29, 2015 12:53 AM ET USA

    The important questions are: How did he get ordained and sent to work in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith? Who was behind his promotions, and why? How many of his ilk are hiding among the Catholic clergy?