Check out this article from the Catholic News Agency.
Evidently, a Jesuit Priest at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia used the Sunday evening Mass to announce to everyone in attendance what he called one of the "worst-kept secrets on campus": that he is (in the words of New Jersey's previous governor), a "gay American". Thankfully, though, he didn't get into specifics about what went on on campus that made his homosexuality such a badly kept secret.
Well, Fr. Tom Euteneuer of Human Life International has written an open letter to the priest, in part, saying, "Holy Mass is not a forum for your self-expression.", and, "Not only do you owe them an apology, you owe them a better example of priesthood,".
Amen! If the start and the end are like that, imagine the middle. See Fr. Euteneuer's whole letter by clicking here.
PS - once Homiletic & Pastoral Review updates their website to post the articles in this month's issue, check out an article on Priestly narcissism. Also included in the article: what's behind the growing phenomenon of the "obligation" to applaud the choir at the end of Mass. Stay tuned.
Anoter person pointed out "Also the term Gay and Priest are not compatible words.... Once an individual calls them self "Gay".... they are accepting a political and moral mindset in opposition to Scripture, Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium...."
This is a valid point that is never talked about. If a heterosexual (which actually we all are by biological design - misappropriation of genitalia to non genitive acts does not create a "second way")... At any rate, if a heterosexual priest announced from the pulpet he was a "swinger" (uh, but celibate, but supporting and there to minister to the swinger community) wouldn't we all be a little nonplussed?
Well not all would be. But shouldn't we be?
Sharing your temptations in this particularly insidious fashion - in the context of Holy Mass - hardly seems to be pro-celibacy or solidarity with Church teaching. It is just plain dissident.
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