On the front page of today’s Washington Times is a story about Fr. James Haley, a priest of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, who was silenced by his bishop back in 2001 after he spoke out about homosexual priests. He has been involved in an ecclesiastical lawsuit to resolve his situation and he’s even had sexual misconduct allegations made against him (after his silencing).
Fr. Haley claims that 60 percent of the priests of Arlington are gay. Sources I’ve heard from, ones who know the Arlington situation very well and are themselves critics of the lavender mafia in the priesthood, think that’s an exaggeration. A big exaggeration.