Dave: As Diogenes points out at Catholic World News, the new Vatican instructionÂ isÂ not a liberalization of the 1961 ban onÂ homosexuals in the priesthood. ItÂ in effect upholds that wise ban, theÂ abandonment of whichÂ in practice has led the Church into endless headaches, doctrinal relativism, and a lampooned priesthood. Some people will spin the document as draconian; others will spin it as the Church's minor evolutionary step away from tradition. The truth is that it just reiterates the rationales of the 1961Â ban.
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