Vatican publishes edict prohibiting ordination of homosexuals
Tue Nov 29, 4:58 AM ET
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican published an instruction approved by Pope Benedict XVI banning bishops across the world from ordaining homosexuals into the priesthood.
The prohibition applies to seminarians involved in homosexual practices as well as those displaying "deeply ingrained homosexual tendencies," or those who support "gay culture."
News of the ban first emerged in early November when an Italian newspaper published leaked details of the edict, saying it had been signed by the pope over the summer and drawn up by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education, which has responsibility for running seminaries.
The leak provoked outrage among some Catholics in Europe and the United States. The rest
Boston Archbishop to Homosexuals: "Because we love you, we cannot accept your behavior."
By John-Henry Westen
BOSTON, November 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Boston Archbishop Sean O'Malley wrote a pastoral letter last week calling on Catholics to show true love to persons with homosexual tendencies. This is done he said by telling them that homosexual acts are sinful, he said. Otherwise, the bishop continued, we are dangerously "deceiving people."
After clarifying that the Catholic Church does not tolerate unjust discrimination towards persons with homosexual tendencies, the leader of the Catholic Church in Boston reminded Catholics that although Jesus did not condemn the woman caught in adultery, he did however - after saving her life - tell her "Go and sin no more."Story