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The Boston Globe’s Michael Paulson reports that the Catholic Church is sending 117 examiners to check for gays in Catholic seminaries. The impetus for this examination is supposed to be the child abuse scandals.

Secret homosexuals weren’t the problem so much as known child molesters, but I guess every six hundred years the Church likes to have itself a little inquisition. The article intimates that gays might be banned from the Catholic clergy. By some estimates that would eliminate 50% of the already dwindling number of priests.

While 117 employees of the Catholic Church are hunting down gay priests, thousands are homeless because of Hurricane Katrina. How about they stop doing that and go and help people there? How about if they took that money for the witch hunt and built a special bus to evacuate elderly and disabled people in disasters? Some of those who died that way were in a nursing home run by Catholic nuns.

I can save you the trouble Benedict, there’s a whole lotta gays in the seminaries. Now, go do something real.

Read the Boston Globe article here.

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  • http://www.bhwblog.com bhw

    Those morons at the Vatican should be looking for PEDOPHILES, not gay men. Of course, they, like all homophobes, don’t know the difference.

  • Nancy

    That would entail actually giving money, which any Church watcher knows is an activity The Vatican abhors. They’re very free with sympathy, advice, and other people’s money, but nothing connected with their own assets & bank accounts EVER is proferred. Silly of you to even suggest it; you ought to know better by now.

  • DarHalen

    They’re being idiots and bigots once again. The psychological profile of a pedophile is not gay, as mentioned by bhw above. The profile of a pedophile is commonly a heterosexual church going christian family type with children of their own. The majority being men, but there are women pedophiles as well. Homosexuals are rarely child molesters. So maybe your children would be safer if the priest was gay.

  • http://biggesttent.blogspot.com/ Silas Kain

    Christianity breeds homosexuality’s scorn. Come to think of it any kind of sex outside the missionary husband-wife kind is looked upon as tools of the Devil. Instead of scouring the seminaries for gays, they should target pedophiles and remove the gay connotation. This is just another classic example of how the Holy Church has used bait and switch in order to instill fear and control the masses (no pun intended). I’d love to see Mother Church use the same kind of energy in purging the Vatican of the wickedness that runs rampant through the Curia.

  • Rob

    Agree with all of you. The problem is pedophiles preying on the young, not homosexuals. They aren’t related at all. And they wonder why their congregation is in decline!

  • http://blogcritics.org/author.php?author=Cerulean Cerulean

    Intelligent comments, every one. Thanks for your input.

  • Ron

    Could this be another case of common-sense replaced by ideology?
    First of all, celebacy is not a “normal” state of existence. Couple that with individual who are drawn to the same sex, in this case males, who are hourly (seminarians) surrounded by the very thing that they have foresworn. To attempt celibacy in a cloistered environment, admittedly urealistic in the first place, is one thing, but the reality of this situation is that the community that a gay seminarian involves himself in, for his purposes, is just as “co-educational” as any other college campus in America. Oh yes, and incidentally, the study cited by the Boston Globe article says that ovewhelmingly the number of children molested by priests were male. So, it is a homosexual “thing” and not a pedaphelia “thing”. If it were a pedophile problem, there would be some correlating equality in the number of male and female victims.
    Does anyone really think that the Vatican would be so dense as to attempt an inquisition against homosexuals and supposedly wrongly identify homosexuals as the problem, and leave all the pedophiles in the seminaries? People, you need to return to common sense and stop expecting to be allowed to live in a world of right/wrong, allthewhile enjoying those benfits, and at the same time allowing each individual to determine what is right/wrong regardless of its “norm”.

  • Nancy

    Facts, reality, and common sense have never fazed or influenced the Vatican, as has been proved over its long history, so why should they start now? Would that while they were hunting down gays, they also would hunt down the monsters involved in Balkan War crimes that are being sheltered in various RC monasteries throughout the Croatian area, with the Vatican’s connivance & blessings. As always, the Vatican proves that those within, from the pope on down, are nothing more than miserable hypocrites & liars, more concerned with money & earthly power than with moral & ethical probity.

  • Ron

    Hear Hear!!!
    However, extolling what should be done in other areas does not justify what is being done in another…as for me, I believe the HRC is destined for a front row seat in hell, but that is just my opinion…it being more politcal than spiritual. I dont know if you thought that I was a minion of the Pope or some other Catholic influence, but not so. And by the way, they are not “hunting down gays”, they are simply being more attentive to whom they allow to be part of their organization, based on their beliefs, and, even though largely just pointless, their teachings, which is known as religious freedom. If there are gays now attending Catholic seminaries, they are doing so because they lied on their application.

  • http://gratefuldread.net Natalie Davis

    Hmmm… I wonder if the RCC is seeking out those molesting girls. Doubtful. The Catholic Church, which I fled, is in blessed decline, so its pedophile-enabling leaders embark upon a witch hunt — except they are looking for something other than witches. Ah well, we were warned about false prophets.

  • Ron

    The answer would be “YES”, they are seeking out those molesting girls, in that they believe by eradicating the falsly enrolled gay students at the seminaries they would be doing same, since the study quoted by the Boston Globe mentions that those molested by priests did include some girls.
    The problem here is perversion, not homosexuality or pedaphelia

  • http://blogcritics.org/author.php?author=Cerulean Cerulean

    “Does anyone really think that the Vatican would be so dense as to attempt an inquisition against homosexuals and supposedly wrongly identify homosexuals as the problem, and leave all the pedophiles in the seminaries?” — Ron

    Yes.

    I agree with you that celibacy is unnatural and leads to problems.

    “The problem here is perversion, not homosexuality or pedaphelia” — Ron

    Hmmmm.

    You also referred to the people making up their own ideas of right and wrong as being the problem, which sounds like something the Catholic Church would say. Every child-molesting priest knew that what he was doing was wrong. The Catholic Church has no moral authority. They didn’t stand up against the Third Reich, they didn’t stop their own child-molesting priests. They keep women out of leadership positions on spurious grounds. They contribute to poverty and overpopulation in the Third World by blocking access to family planning. They are responsible for the Inquisition and the Burning Times. The Catholic Church is ineligible to tell people what is rignt and wrong. They are just posturing as a moral authority.

  • Ron

    Cerulean,
    I agree with you…I also realize I was stating my own opinion when I made the comment about people doing what they think is right and wrong. You seem to have a strong opposition to the HRC and I would be right there with you. To me most things are not an either/or situation. Every good thing is encased by some wrapping that makes it difficult to get to the heart of. The origins of the HRC are the seed of its own demise. It is modeled in structure after the Roman Empire’s government, with the Pope as its Caesar. However, in spite of itself it has done some good. I would say, it is like Bill Maher said on his show the other night, that there are those who ignore or create a sitution, and then when it is brought to light, they say, “holy crap, where did that come from”. The perversity in the priesthood has been there for centuries.

    Ron

  • Ron

    Cerulean,
    I agree with you…I also realize I was stating my own opinion when I made the comment about people doing what they think is right and wrong. You seem to have a strong opposition to the HRC and I would be right there with you. To me most things are not an either/or situation. Every good thing is encased by some wrapping that makes it difficult to get to the heart of. The origins of the HRC are the seed of its own demise. It is modeled in structure after the Roman Empire’s government, with the Pope as its Caesar. However, in spite of itself it has done some good. I would say, it is like Bill Maher said on his show the other night, that there are those who ignore or create a sitution, and then when it is brought to light, they say, “holy crap, where did that come from”. The perversity in the priesthood has been there for centuries.

    Ron