So the Vatican is going to issue a decree supporting a ban on gays in the priesthood. The head of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus, aka “Jesuits”, is lobbying against this decree. Being Jesuit educated myself, I’m not surprised that the Jebbies are pissed about this. The Jesuits have always been on the “bleeding edge” of Church teachings, resulting in their excommunication from the Church not just ONCE but THREE times.
The Rev. Gerald Chojnacki…
said he would be working with the Conference of Major Superiors, which represents leaders of religious orders in the United States including the Jesuits, Franciscans and others, and with bishops to fight “for the opportunity of a gay person to say yes to God’s call in celibate service of priesthood and chaste religious life.”
What the Jesuits recognize – and the Vatican does not – is that a gay man can be celibate. The problem with pedophilia in the Church has nothing to do with homosexuality. In fact the Vatican doesn’t even recognize that the true problem with pedophiles in the Church isn’t even their crimes: It’s the Vatican response to their crimes. It’s the conspiracy to sacrifice children to prevent scandal that has led many – including an ex-Catholic like me – to wonder if the Church has lost its way.
Now the Vatican is embarking upon a witchhunt to rid itself of celibate homosexuals in its ranks in a grand exercise of farting at the dinner table and blaming the dog.
Many good men will suffer from this policy, while the demented will continue on in safety. All the while the credibility of the Vatican- and the money from those who support it – will continue to dwindle.
If the Vatican stands for nothing except its own bureaucracy, then the Jesuits should be excommunicated again. Perhaps it is time that the Pope excommunicate the Vatican itself from the Church because it obviously no longer serves the faithful in Christ’s name when it propagates such injustice.