Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Church's Answer

Like driving, it is probably not a good idea to blog when angry.

Today's NY Times reported on what has been in the works for some time now: a ban on gay priests in the Catholic Church. Celibate or not, homosexuals will not be permitted to join the clergy despite dwindling numbers of priests world-wide.

As a Catholic, I find this absurd, counter-productive and altogether unsurprising. And I'm not the only one.

Taken alone, this news is distressing. But combined with yesterday's release of a Philadelphia grand jury report chronicling yet another clergy sex scandal cover-up of Bostonian proportions, this is deeply troubling and embarrassing. Read the pdf report and prepare to be horrified.

The whole mess is simply too disgusting for words.