His purpose is to straddle the axis and keep everyone finding something that supports their bias. Too much elitism from people with PhDs in religion perhaps? Hailey Branson-Potts. Jesus would not do so. There are seven Sacraments and they are unchangeable.
Months later, another leak of confidential information brought the subject of a gay lobby back into the news. This does not mean the two had a sexual relationship although they might clergy have long been full of gays are wrongbut it does suggest that deep same-sex love was still alive in the highest echelons of the Catholic priesthood, even at the apex of Victorian repression and even in someone about to be celebrated as a saint.
Martin can use some clarity on just how much of the church's teaching on homosexual practice is no longer binding. Unfortunately, we will never understand the complex interplay of environment and social experiences which trigger SSA, because simply studying that is taboo in today's PC culture.
Except, the Jews are the only ones who have had the courage to be honest about it. I am grateful that this narrative of our risk-taking saints and sages is preserved under one cover. Father Martin tweeted the other day:. Sorry that we could not help you in your time of need.
Very interesting well researched and informative.
Many good gay priests, of course, fail from time to time, breaking celibacy in consensual adult affairs or trysts. Thank you Karen Mulhern , I changed 'close proximity' to 'intimate proximity'. He clutched a rubber dinosaur toy, walking it along the side of his chair. How sad. Sexuality is part of that.
The United Methodist Church this year tightened its ban on gay clergy and same-sex marriage, a decision that could split the denomination.