Jul 12, 2005

Closing the closets

ROME, July 11, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - One of the best known English-speaking Vatican reporters, John Allen, reports that the long-expected Vatican document calling attention to the fact that homosexual persons are not to be admitted to the priesthood is "now in the hands of Pope Benedict XVI". The document will come as no surprise to Vatican watchers since Rome has previously released two official documents barring homosexuals from the priesthood. As Allen puts it, with the new document, the teaching won't "change, but the level of authority and clarity" will, since the new document will be directly authorized by the Pope.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has always been the 'unofficial policy' but maybe, finally there will be some teeth to it? Will the lavender ones in the episcopate go along with it or will it be as accepted as the Mandatum at "Catholic" colleges?

Time will tell.
Ave Maria!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Somehow, I don't think that half the priests in L.A. are going to pack up and leave.

It also puts Cardinal Mahony in yet another precarious position. As if he cares.

5:18 PM  

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