Nov 26, 2005

Irish prelate okays 'gays' for priesthood

Dublin, Nov. 25 (CWNews.com) - The Archbishop of Dublin has said that homosexual men are not excluded from ordination as Catholic priests, according to a report in the Irish Times.

The archbishop's remarks on the Vatican document appeared to contradict the text of the Instruction from the Congregation for Catholic Education. But they matched previous statements from Archbishop Martin, who had earlier told The Tablet: "You don't write off a candidate for the priesthood simply because he is a gay man."

Full report HERE.

See related post: Woe to you who call evil good and good evil.

17 Comments:

Blogger Iosephus said...

What's most troubling about this situation is that he is the one rumored to be the next Secretary of State. I sure hope not!

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Quintero said...

That is very troubling indeed. Where did you hear that rumor?

10:20 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

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10:38 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Concerning the Archdiocese of Dublin... I finally beat the Great PQ to the punch on a certain story!!?? *evil grin! I posted mine yesterday*

Anyhow, concerning the wonderful, if not somewhat whacky, Archbishop of Dublin... So I just want to make sure I have this right, Martin is the same one who booted out 5 seminarians for KNEELING for Holy Communion. But he wants to retain sodomites? Sooo...if you drop to your knees and kneel down for one certain thing, you can join that gay band of Martin's Merry Men... but if you drop to your knees and kneel down for another certain something, you get kicked out. Ahhhh, I see now.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Quo Vadis said...

Since by most estimates 15%-30% of priest in Europe and the USA are gay one would expect some resistance including the hierarchy since there is no reason to believe the percentage of gay prelates is any different. And of course there is a significant percentage of prelates that see nothing wrong with ordaining SSA priests. The Father General of the Jesuits has already assured gays in his order they will just fine. I am sure many of the other liberal orders have quietly done the same. Mahony has released the same assurence disguised in Mahony speak. Not surprising since he has not problem with ordaining actively gay deacons.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Benedict needs to do what the saintly Pius V did in the span of less than 6 years ... fire a truck load of bishops and start all over.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

non sum dignus-

I was too busy eating turkey yesterday.

You beat me this time, fair and square.

11:10 AM  
Blogger OrthodoxWarrior said...

There was a newspaper clip my dads uncle sent him. I can't remember the bishops name, Hanley or Hughly, but he was from Ireland and it was a month or two ago that he was caught sending all of his Irish bad priests to N. Ireland to put them in predominatley British communities. Talk about Irish and Britsh Rivalry, these guys are not giving an inch to one another!

12:12 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

Orientation should not matter. CCC 2357 makes it clear that sodomites should not be ordained. Celibate homosexuals are one with the father, for they are living a homogenious lifestyle, so they should not be an issue

12:18 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

ANON... and what St. Charles Borromero did. Fire hose the seminaries empty and start over

PETER... but I DID say after admitting to stealing your idea, that you wouldn't mind because (and I quote) "AGAIN I must follow in the footsteps of Quintero. (But he's so COOL!)"

12:32 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

BOBND,
Excellent point, but I have to ask... even if one is a celebate homosexual, they still suffer from a "grave moral disorder" as the CCC states.

With that said, how can one with a broken moral compass be my moral shepherd?

BTW. swing by the lair and post! I haven't seen ya for awhile!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Iosephus said...

Go here. I can't remember if that's the only place I saw the rumor about the Archbishop of Dublin, but it might have been. Seems like an unlikely candidate, but then so did Levada.

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Quintero said...

Iosephus-

Thanks.

5:47 PM  
Blogger OrthodoxWarrior said...

The way I see it, celibate Homosexual or not, why take a risk! Thats the Remo way from the movie "Casino."

8:57 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

non sum Dignus: Read the catechism a little further. 2359 explains it real clear. "With disinterested friendship and prayer, one should reach christian perfection." That is part of it...not exactly sure of all of it though. Then you also should look at the true pedophiles who happen to be mostly straight

4:56 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

non sum Dignus: Read the catechism a little further. 2359 explains it real clear. "With disinterested friendship and prayer, one should reach christian perfection." That is part of it...not exactly sure of all of it though. Then you also should look at the true pedophiles who happen to be mostly straight

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Annaorlando said...

I dont think the Seminarians were booted out because they knelt ! Where did you get that from...perhaps there was some disagreement and annoyance which is unfortunate and sad. Our Seminary in Maynooth needs to return to Catholicism !

10:29 AM  

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