Pope bans homosexuals from ordination as priests

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    Good job Pope!

    Pope Benedict XVI has given his approval to a new Vatican policy document that bans men with homosexual tendencies from being ordained as priests, reports Catholic World News.

    The policy statement is a direct result of the pope's concern about the pedophilia scandal in the church – especially in the U.S.

    The new document, prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education in response to a request made by the late Pope John Paul II in 1994, will be published soon. It will take the form of an "Instruction," signed by the prefect and secretary of the congregation: Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski and Archbishop Michael Miller, according to the report.

    The report was first referenced on Joseph Farah's nationally syndicated radio program last week by Raymond Arroyo, author of the new book "Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve and a Network of Miracles." Arroyo has covered the papacy more than any other journalist

    The text, approved by Benedict at the end of August, says that homosexual men should not be admitted to seminaries even if they are celibate, because their condition suggests a serious personality disorder that detracts from their ability to serve as ministers, says the CWN report.

    Priests who have already been ordained, if they suffer from homosexual impulses, are strongly urged to renew their dedication to chastity and a manner of life appropriate to the priesthood.

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    WAHOO! :dance:
     
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    See? His being a Nazi collaborator came in handy. :laugh:
     
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    Well Im happy about that, but you know the criticsim is sure to follow. Get ready!!! LOL
     
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    Just to clarify, I'm not criticizing. I'm poking fun at whoever dug up some dirt on the Pope claiming he had something to do with the Nazis. I leave the Catholic Church for the Catholics to police.
     
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    I know :poke: lol
     
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    He was a member of the Hitler Youth. Which in that time and place was probably like being in the Boy Scouts.
     
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    That is quite a comparison, do you have something against the Boy Scouts? :bat:
     
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    I just mean it would have been a common activity for a German boy in those days. I don't think it's significant that the Pope was a member of the Hitler Youth. No comparison between the Boy Scouts and Nazis. But you knew that right?
     
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    Yep no comparison, sorry to hijack the thread (sounds like we need a boy scouts equals nazi thread?)

    It is about time to see this Pope make at least some stand on this issue :clap:
     

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