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the article quoted from this Instruction as saying men “who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture’ cannot be admitted to seminaries.” (only exception being those with a ‘transitory problem’- transitory being a one-time experience, rape, being drunk, etc.). This sounds like even if you aren’t gay, but you support gay lifestyles, etc. that you won’t be admitted…
Further, if you realize you’re gay after you become a priest or are already a priest, you just need more praying for but they’re not going to kick you out. So why is it okay if you’re already a priest, but not okay if you’re wanting to be one? It just seems really wishy-washy to me. If they’re going to condemn homosexuality (those who practice, have tendencies and/or support it) do it across the board and then there would be no confusion, with regards to gay priests at least.
I agree that if you have strong sexual tendencies, regardless of preference, maybe the priesthood isn’t for you. And if there’s a questionnaire or personality profile that they have to do, that’s what it needs to find out. Being gay, in my opinion, is irrelevant.
Off the priest topic, but still about being gay…I don’t think that it’s a sin to love and support my bro-in-law, who is gay. But, I worry that if the Church’s stance is that being homosexual is wrong..is my supporting him a sin in their eyes?
thank you for your response.