Thursday, September 22, 2005
Catholic (not to be confused with Callaholic)
NY Times article about the a Vatican Ban on homosexual priests. As someone who was raised Catholic, I am always a little surprised at how emotional I get still about the stupidity of the Catholic Church. "The irony is, if you look at the exact ages and seminary graduating classes of those priests who were convicted of sexual abuse in the past few years, they were not on the whole people who entered seminaries in the 1980's, when there began to be more openness about homosexuality," he said. "These were people from the old closeted days" "So what the church is doing is repeating, in a weird way, the conditions they had before that gave rise to the abuse crisis." I still don't know why priests are expected to be celibate and also are often expected to give marriage counseling. And why can't women be priests. It's a self destructive thing, limiting even more who the priests will be and part of me wants the Catholic Church to self destruct and another part of me wants them to be benevolent somehow.