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Thursday, 1 December 2005

Will new Vatican ruling on gay priests provoke schism?

This seems to be the possibility raised by an article in LifeSite. One of the more amusing quotes is from Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, the archbishop of Westminster, who said in an official statement: "The Instruction is not saying that men of homosexual orientation are not welcome in the priesthood." - and adds its own rather dry comment that this is despite the fact that the [ official Vatican] document says exactly the opposite.

What a mixed-up organisation the Church seems to be. I expect that, in practical terms, the new dispensation will quietly be ignored or subverted by a significant part of the Church.

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