The crisis over sexuality in the Catholic Church goes beyond abuse. It goes to the heart of the priesthood, into a closet that is trapping thousands of men. Credit Credit.
Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week. Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican. It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned.
How Can We Help You? Cual es el Ambiente de Fe en tu familia? As a result, many gay and lesbian Catholics fail to participate as fully as they can in the spiritual and sacramental life of the Church, and many Catholic communities fail to welcome and embrace gay and lesbian Catholics as fully as they should.
The Catholic Church's position on homosexuality is based on a distinction between being lesbian or gay and acting on it, accepting the former while at the same time considering the latter to be wrong and sinful. Often, however, that distinction becomes blurred and the message that many Catholics hear is that merely being gay is sinful. And while living an out and open life is powerful and important for LGBTQ people, there are some individuals who choose to be only partially out.
Toggle Navigation. Being Gay and Catholic. The following is an account of a Catholic with SSA who wishes to remain anonymous.
But even among celibate priests, the threat of being outed is real — and can result in being defrocked and excommunicated. The responses were as troubling as you might expect. Fewer than about 10 priests in the United States have dared to come out publicly.
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We have no reliable figures on just how many priests in the Catholic Church are gay. The Vatican has conducted many studies on its own clergy but never on this subject. The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits. This fact hangs in the air as a giant, unsustainable paradox.