Vatican policy does not bar homosexual priests: L’Osservatore Romano analysis
[“It doesn’t mean what it says,” according to a Chicago priest and “theological advisor” to Cardinal Cupich. The good Father also mentions Pope John Paul II’s 1994 prohibition on ordaining women to the priesthood as an example. Could that also be interpreted in a similar deconstructivist manner that it can mean whatever you want it to?]
Catholic World News – December 20, 2016
The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano has published an essay by an American priest, arguing that the Church’s stand against the ordination of homosexuals to the priesthood, recently confirmed by a new Vatican document, is not a ban.
Father Louis Cameli, a priest of the Chicago archdiocese, wrote in response to the Vatican document released earlier this month, saying that the Church “cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so-called ‘gay culture.’“ His analysis of that document in L’Osservatore Romano argues that the Vatican policy did not imply “a blanket prohibition of admission to the seminary or Holy Orders.”
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