We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits.
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The Catholic Church has intervened in political discourses to enact legislative and constitutional provisions establishing marriage as the union of a man and a woman, resisting efforts by civil governments to establish either civil unions or same-sex marriage. This document made clear that "legal recognition of homosexual unions or placing them on the same level as marriage would mean not only the approval of deviant behaviour Catholic legislators were instructed that supporting such recognition would be "gravely immoral," and that they must do all they could do actively oppose it, bearing in mind that "the approval or legalisation of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil".
A Roman Catholic archdiocese has severed ties with a Jesuit school in Indiana after administrators refused to fire a gay teacher for getting married. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis will no longer formally recognize Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School as a Catholic school, according to a statement from the archdiocese obtained by HuffPost. The archdiocese said that it recognizes all Catholic school teachers, guidance counselors and administrators as ministers.
This is the content of a testimony, which the Family Commission of the Archdiocese of Singapore published yesterday on its website. By an anonymous author, D, the story illustrates the journey of faith of a Singaporean Catholic who feels attraction for people of the same sex. Nevertheless, this person continues to live in "a Church that cares for and loves her sheep, however black, or pink.
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He said the Church must be demanding in choosing its candidates for the priesthood and stressed that the vow of celibacy must be observed. His comments were made in a long interview with a Spanish missionary priest published this week in a book titled The Strength of Vocationreleased in several languages. Pope Francis has made his clearest comments on homosexuality in a new interview saying there is no place for this type of affection in consecrated life or in the priesthood.
Holy See: between 60 and 70 per cent of seminarians are gay, according to Axel. Their names have been changed. Seven are clearly gay. About six others have, we might say, tendencies.
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The Catholic Church prohibits sexual activity between members of the same sex. This teaching has developed through a number of ecumenical councils and the influence of theologians, including the Church Fathers. Historically, the Catholic Church has resisted the acceptance of homosexuality within Christian society and has on occasions punished those who have transgressed. While varying from diocese to diocese, the Church provides pastoral care for LGBT Catholics through a variety of official and unofficial channels, and senior clergy and popes have recently begun to call for the Church to do more.