The author of “The Gay Priest Problem” speaks

The author of “The Gay Priest Problem” speaks

Fr. Paul Shaughnessy, one of the good Jesuits and a chaplain with the Navy and Marines, was the author of the groundbreaking article, “The Gay Priest Problem”, in Catholic World Report, back in November 2000, when I was interim editor. How groundbreaking was it? The newsstand copies were pulled from magazine racks in stores at the Vatican because the cover was too provocative. All it had was a black cover and pink type that said “The Gay Priest Problem.” Too bad no one was listening.

Now Fr. Shaughnessy has been interviewed for San Diego News Notes. In the first part of the interview, he discusses Just War Theory. In the second part, he talks about homosexuals in the priesthood and how that relates to the Scandal. It’s very informative.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli