Seattle Gay News, Volume 33, Issue There is no new moral teaching in the instruction: Although he is bound to secrecy, he represents the Church in the internal forum. The intention of the paper was to offer research that supports the Vatican's instruction banning gay priests. Retrieved from " https: Time for a Stonewall Moment".
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Is it revealing, astounding, or scandalizing that an ecclesiastic should describe his discernment of gay vocation prospects like a one-eyed pilot looking for a landing field somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle? But even among celibate priests, the threat of being outed is real — and can result in being defrocked and excommunicated. It has also been asserted that, although the preparation for this document had started ten years before its publication,  this instruction is seen as an official answer by the Catholic Church to what was seen as a " pedophile priest " crisis. So, what are 'deep-seated homosexual tendencies' anyway?
Column Grace on the Margins.