Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Officially leaked

The long awaited Instruction concerning the criteria of vocational discernment regarding persons with homosexual tendencies has been leaked. For such a highly sought after document and being from the Vatican, it is very short and easily read. Perhaps the Vatican has learned to speak a bit slower and clearer for those hard of hearing.

Here is the main point in my opinion:

The desire alone to become a priest is not sufficient and there is no right to receive Ordination. It is the duty of the Church... to discern the qualification of he who wishes to enter the seminary,

The Church has the duty to oversee her priests' formation. And as the document clearly states, homosexual acts are gravely sinful and homosexual tendencies are disordered.

Notice there is no condemnation of the sinner. Just pure Catholic teaching on sin and its results.

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