Email address. Damian was a leading reformer of the church in his day, far beyond the gay-priest issue, and a synod in responded to all of his many proposals — except the one against gay clergy. Doyle Roche. One was Findchan, described as the founder of the monastery of "Scotic Artchain" in Tiree. He is forced to ponder deeper questions than most of his peers, acquires powerful skills of observation, and develops a precocious spirituality that never fully leaves him. Those charged with the formation of seminarians appeared particularly silent about issues related to sexual identity.
The congregation is right in stating that spiritual directors and confessors should discourage sexually active candidates gay or straight from seeking ordination.
Is the Vatican Bigoted or Prudent? Others insist that he did not include heterosexuals in his condemnation of celibacy-breakers because the interviewer's question was specifically about gay priests and gay and lesbian religious. Most Viewed Stories. You should receive instructions for resetting your password.
Often, the ordinands — even the older ones — are still virgins when they reach the seminary: