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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Seducing down the door

I try to follow The Church's moral guidance on nancyhood with all due seriousness, but this National Review article gave me the giggles. Imagine the following passages as part of an extended flirtation in a Provincetown tavern between the author, Father Raymond J. de Souza, and Andrew Sullivan:
The key passage says that "those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called 'gay culture' should not be admitted to seminaries or ordained priests." ...

What does "deep-seated" mean?

That leaves the second category: "those who present deep-seated homosexual tendencies."

The first thing to be observed is that the language chosen — after some five years or more of consideration — does not define a "deep-seated" homosexual tendency. It also seems reasonable to conclude that a homosexual tendency which is not "deep-seated" does not constitute a barrier to Holy Orders.

No barrier at all, I'm sure Andy would agree.

And the punchline?
Father Raymond J. de Souza is a chaplain at Queen's University in Ontario.


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