Tuesday, September 27, 2005

More priest speak out on chastity among clergy

This is an excellent article that provides insight from three priests who share their insight on the upcoming Vatican policy indicating homosexuals should not be admitted to the seminaries. Note that this policy coincides but is separate from the ongoing Seminary Visitation.
Fr. Seely

"The key point seems to be that homosexuals possess 'a serious personality disorder which detracts from their ability to serve as ministers.' I take this to mean that they are incapable of perceiving human nature as God as created it, consisting of male and femalepersons meant for mutual attraction, complementarity, and, God-willing, marriage and children.

Fr. Perozich:
Practicing or promoting homosexuals say there are good celibate gay priests. The word celibacy is a diversionary argument by practicing homosexuals. The word 'gay priest' is oxymoronic. All priests take a vow of celibacy, a promise of total dedication of self to God and Church which precludes marriage. The question is chastity.
This Vatican correction may seem to be an over reach, but seminary faculty in many places have preached homosexuality as good and normal, have lived this out, and have pushed the ordination of other active homosexuals, thus seeding the Church with dissent on the matter, keeping the laity in ignorance on the matter, and leaving those with same sex attractions without the truth to help them grow in love and sexual integration.

And my favorite by Fr. Eunteneuer of HLI
Our message to the media, to the homosexual activists and to the liberal church is clear. You can't have it both ways: you can't complain about church negligence in the pedophilic priest problem and also complain about the church's diligence in addressing it. Either you grab the problem by its root and yank it out of the soil of the priesthood or you keep asking the faithful to subsidize deviant behavior and the resulting legal liability. Benedict has made his choice, and we are the better for it."

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