A bigger question, perhaps, is will the directive be fully implemented? Will it be enforced?
The long-awaited document, which has leaked out in sections over the last few months, was published Tuesday in Italian by an Italian Catholic Web site, AdistaOnline.it.
The document appears to allow ordination only for candidates who experienced "transitory" homosexual tendencies that were "clearly overcome" at least three years before ordination as a deacon, the last step before priesthood. It does not define "overcome."
...Vatican spokesmen refused to comment Tuesday, saying the document would be published on Nov. 29
Monday, November 28, 2005
Rome to Ban Those with 'Deep-seated Homosexual Tendencies' from Seminaries -- Tomorrow
We've all heard reports of a Vatican document which will prevent those "who are actively homosexual, have deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so-called 'gay culture' " from entering the seminary. Apparently, the document will be released tomorrow. From The New York Times:
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