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The homo purge from seminaries will be announced today

Vatican document on homos in seminaries comes out today. Papa Ratzi plans to give them the boot.

The Document counts on the approval of Pope Benedict XVI, and reaffirms the Catholic position that homosexuals can not be accepted into seminaries.

In the past months, the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Archbishop Michael Miller, has been visiting the 220 seminaries in the United States, to verify if the preparation of seminarians is conform to a life of celibacy. The archbishop will publish a document related to theses visits.

As I’ve said before, What sort of laughable continuum of sexual behavior that is deemed OK versus disqualifying? Can you have homosexual fantasies? Is that OK? How many, how often? Or will we get to the point that men entering the seminary will need to undergo some sort of sexual response testing — attach electrodes to their genitals, show them pornographic images of men having sexual encounters and boot out any that become aroused?

We learned a little bit more about this last month, in Corriere della Sera, a major Italian newspaper with close ties to the Vatican, which said that:

a total ban on gay priests may be relaxed to permit gays to take their vows if they can prove they have been celibate for at least three years. It does not say how gay, or suspected gay priests, would be expected to prove they were celibate.

The paper also says that men who “publicly manifest their homosexuality” or show an “overwhelming attraction” to homosexual culture [even if only intellectually]” would be banned.

Three years? Is this some arbitrary number from the God hotline to Papa Ratzi’s ear? Unfortunately, Archbishop Edwin O’Brien, who organized an audit of seminaries here to determine the state of homo infiltration, heard something different from above — he said even homosexuals who have been celibate for 10 or more years should not be admitted to seminaries.

All I can say is that this puts the Keystone Kops in the Catholic Church on the final spiral down to irrelevancy. What a PR nightmare.

Also see: Is the Catholic church ready to purge the homos?

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