|Question Title||Posted By||Question Date|
|Ordination question||George||Monday, November 8, 2004|
Can a Roman Catholic priest be validly ordained if he is a homosexual?
|Question Answered by Bro. Ignatius Mary, OLSM+
Yes, a homosexual man may be validly ordained, but shouldn't be.
The following is reported by the BBC and the National Catholic Register on this issue:
In addition, a February 1961 Vatican document also clearly states: "Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers.”
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