examines comments by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in Light of the World
regarding the recent Vatican instruction “Concerning the Criteria
for the Discernment of Vocations with Regard to Persons with
Homosexual Tendencies in View of Their Admission to the Seminary and
to Holy Orders,” which deals with homosexuality and the priesthood.
demonstrates that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's comments on this issue
have been consistent both within his pontificate and while he held
office at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. As sexual
mores have changed in the culture, attempting to 'normalize'
homosexuality, the Church has developed guidelines for seminary
formators, culminating in the instruction upon which Benedict
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