“VATICAN WILL ALLOW HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN PRIESTS” (IRISH TIMES, 2012 03 31)
Vatican will allow homosexual relations between priests
Friday, March 30, 2012 – 09:10 AM
A confidential letter reveals a secret plan of the Vatican for allowing homosexual relations between priests in order to prevent acts of pedophilia.
Vatican City – There is a formal proposal to allow priests to have homosexual relations with each other as long as it serves to prevent any acts of pedophilia on children in their care.
It is what emerges from a confidential letter sent on March 6th by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal William Joseph Levada, in response to a written proposal submitted on January 12nd , 2012 by the Advisory Committee of the Irish Catholic bishops by the Primate of Ireland, Cardinal Diardmuid Martin.
According to rumors, the proposal, arose by some reflections of the Archdiocese of Boston Cardinal Seán O’Malley and Thomas Christopher Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto during their recent pastoral visit to Ireland, would be abolishing the existing Catholic order sin of homosexuality only for priests who “are forced” to have a sexual relationship in order to shun the temptation to commit sexual abuse of minors in their care.
From the reply of Cardinal Levada, it is clear that the proposal has already been screened and substantially accepted by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Church and the International Theological Commission, and it has even been brought to the attention of Benedict XVI which, as stated in the letter, would speak favorably.
The process of this complex changes in canon law remains for the time covered by the secret for obvious reasons of confidentiality and would not be leaked to nothing if our journal had not received a copy of the letter of Cardinal Levada.
Now it only remains to see if this difficult choice will be aware only of congregations involved in the problem without making it known to the faithful, or, far less likely to be made public through an apostolic letter, or even through a motu proprio of Pope.
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A confidential letter reveals a secret plan of the Vatican for allowing homosexual relations between priests in order to prevent them from committing child abuse.