Tom Gjelten. Pope Francis has summoned church leaders from around the world to the Vatican in February to address the continuing clergy sex abuse crisis. Some bishops say the abuse is due to gay priests within the church. The uproar over clergy sex abuse in the Catholic church is no longer just about sex abuse. It now touches on Catholic teaching about sexuality in general and even on Pope Francis himself, his agenda, and the future of his papacy. When a Pennsylvania grand jury last month reported that more than priests had molested more than a thousand children across six dioceses under investigation, it became clear that the cases were not isolated incidents.
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By Lee Brown. March 15, am Updated March 15, am. Catholic teaching holds that God intends marriage to be a lifelong union between a man and woman for the sake of creating new life, the note said. Since gay unions are not intended to be part of that plan, they cannot be blessed by the church. Read Next.
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March 25, , the Feast of the Annunciation, felt like the longest day of my life. Shortly before the ceremony, a young reporter from the local newspaper interviewed me. She noted that I had been outspoken on many social issues and particularly supportive of the L. I knew this was the moment to come out publicly as a gay, Roman Catholic priest. The journey to that moment was a long and often painful one.
A Roman Catholic priest has given a unique insight into day-to-day life at a remote and little-known rehabilitation home used by the church to treat alcoholic, gay and paedophiliac clergymen. The priest was sent to the residential treatment centre in Gloucestershire after his bishop found out that he was a practising homosexual. The church is guarded about life inside the centre.