Gays in priesthood document leaked?

Gays in priesthood document leaked?

An Italian newspaper claims to have an excerpt from the forthcoming document on gays in the priesthood and they claim it says that practicing homosexuals, men with deep-seated gay tendencies, and those who “openly espouse a gay culture” will be barred from the seminary.According to Il Giornale of Milan, the document says:

“The Church cannot admit to the priesthood those who practice homosexuality, have deeply rooted homosexual tendencies or those who support the so-called ‘gay culture.’”

The document is supposed to be out at the end of the month.

It’s important to keep in mind that Italian newspapers operate on a slightly different standard than American ones. It’s not that they necessarily print innuendo and rumor as fact, but that they apply much less rigor to their stories, require less fact-checking and proof. In other words, take this report with a larger than normal grain of salt.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli