LGBT in the Church

Discussion in 'The Signs of the Times' started by Fatima, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. HeavenlyHosts

    HeavenlyHosts Powers

    I agree!!! Well said, Julia.
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  2. padraig

    padraig Powers

    The problem for me is not that he should say such a thing as much as he can get away with saying it.

    That he is saying what Pope Francis and others in Rome are actually thinking and hoping for.

    Cardinals Marx Wants More Problems: Homosexual Priests
    Munich Cardinal Reinhard Marx favours the ordination of homosexuals to the priesthood (press conference, January 27).

    Seminarians do not have to admit being homosexual but if they do so, they should be respected because being homosexual "is not a restriction on his ability to become a priest,” he alleged. Marx expects homosexuals, like all priests, to not engage in sexual acts. He considers homosexuality “unlike some confreres in the episcopate” not as an obstacle to priestly ordination.

    The most important of these "confreres" is Benedict XVI who approved in 2005 criteria excluding also "chaste" homosexuals from Holy Orders pointing to “the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies” like a lack of “affective maturity.”

    “Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women.” However, the candidate himself has the primary responsibility and it would be “gravely dishonest for a candidate to hide his own homosexuality in order to proceed” towards ordination, Benedict XVI says.

    Such a “deceitful attitude” would not correspond to the spirit of truth a person needs to serve Christ and his Church.

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