Have you ever wondered why there are so many gay priests? If you want to know why, keep reading.
In a two year period Pope Benedict XVI fired nearly 400 priests. These priests were given the ax for the obvious reason – Molesting little boys.
I have been saying all along that some of these gay priests need to keep their hands off the altar boys. Now, maybe you’ll believe me.
I just have two things to say about what this gentleman finally did about gay priests.
First, it is about time a Pope took this kind of action. No question about it. Pope Benedict has more intestinal fortitude (guts) than his predecessor. At least he did not sweep the problem under the rug. This is a man, and a true servant of the greatest of all men.
Second, instead of going from place to place, and feeling at home in front of the cameras, his predecessor, Pope John Paul II should have dealt with the problem of gay priests. Why didn’t he? Did he have something to gain by ignoring the situation? Sometimes I wonder about this.
Why There are So Many Gay Priests
First of all, I am going to tell it like I see it, based on my experience. Even though I am aware of the facts, everything in this article is still my opinion. It is not my intention to do a hatchet job on the Catholic Church, or on the good priests out there. It is also not my intention to bad mouth homosexuals. What they are, they are. If this is the way they choose to live their lives, that’s their business. As long as it does not affect me, I have no problem with it. But I do have a problem with the the way that some of those gay priests have used the good name of the Catholic Church and the priesthood to satisfy their own desires.
If you think I am writing this article to hurt someone, you are very much mistaken. I don’t like this problem any more that the next person. I only wish the Catholic Church would take some initiative and do something to prevent this problem before it happens. At one point in my life, I wanted to be a Catholic priest. In a way, this is where a very small part of my heart is.
I spent three years in two Catholic seminaries. From August 1984 to May, 1985, I attended Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. which I hated. From August 1985 to May 1987, I lived at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana, which I loved. I know what I am talking about. So you are getting this from a reliable source. Therefore, if you don’t believe what you are about to read, at least consider my credentials.
First of all, the Catholic Priest is a man who is forbidden from having sex, or from getting married. Celibacy means you can’t be married. Chastity means you can’t have sex. The definition of celibacy is cut and dry. As a matter of convenience, many men who enter the seminary make their own rules when it comes to chastity. They interpret it as meaning that they can’t have sex with a woman. They also convince themselves that chastity does not mean they can’t have sex with another man.
The place where men go to train for the priesthood, the seminary, is a community of men who live together, pray together, study together, eat together, and some, unfortunately, do other extracurricular activities together. Over half the Catholic seminary population is homosexual. The guys in the seminary who are straight struggle constantly with chastity. Can you just imaging what it is like training for a profession that prohibits a man from ever having sex with a woman? I can, and let me tell you, it is one of the worst things that a straight man can experience.
What happens is, the straight guys who struggle with chastity have problems. And let’s face it, this is a very serious problem. These guys are not only straight, but they are also human. The seminary administration sees the struggle, and decides that they have too much excess baggage to carry around. This excess baggage, in their minds, would prevent them from being a good priest, on the basis that, if a man can’t handle his own problems, he can’t handle problems for others who come to him. This is Totally BS. Because the man has a problem, they tell him he should not be a priest, and then, they kick him out. And they always do this with a smile. Most priests who are on the seminary administrative staff would say that this is done out of love for the individual, but this is also Totally BS. Training for the priesthood is very intense, and very strict. The priests who run the seminary have made it very clear that a man is not going to become a priest unless he is nearly perfect, according to their standards. Struggling with chastity, in a place where there are no women? COME ON! GIVE ME A BREAK! This would cause problems for any straight man.
On the other hand, the gay man who enters the seminary has no problem. All he has to do is look all around him, and he is happy. Why not? He is surrounded by nothing but men. He does not struggle with excess baggage, because everything he wants is withing arm’s length. I know for a fact that there are homosexuals who have sex with each other within the seminary walls. I have seen it with my own eyes. If they are caught, they are kicked out. But the priests who run the seminary don’t go out of their way to catch them. And some who see it happening simply ignore it, and sweep it under the rug, just like Pope John Paul II did. The reason is, the Catholic Church is in desperate need of priests. Also, the seminary administration believes these guys would make good priests, because these future gay priests just plain don’t give a damn. It saddens me to say that these are the kind of guys that the Catholic Church wants in their priesthood. However, I don’t think this is what Pope Benedict wanted. I sure don’t think this is what the greatest man of all time wanted.
The gay man in the seminary does not struggle with chastity, because in his mind, chastity does not concern him. He walks around everyday with not a care in the world, and the seminary administration sees this. They decide that this guy has it all together, and would make a great priest. The priests who run the seminary actually believe these guys would be great priests. If you want to know if this is correct, just ask the altar boys.
I suppose one could say that the seminary is “tailor made” for the homosexual, and the gay priests.
This is exactly why there are so many gay priests.
Many men who enter the seminary are homosexuals before they ever arrive there. Can you imagine what it is like for them the moment they walk through the doors of the seminary. It is like a child going into a candy store. So Sad.
Gay Priests – How Can This Problem Go Away
There is only one way this problem of gay priests will go away. The Catholic Church would have to release all priests from the vows of Celibacy and Chastity. They would have to allow priests to marry. Don’t hold your breath. This not going to happen, at least in our lifetimes.
Even if the Catholic Church made this change, there would still be a select few gay priests, but nothing to the extent that it is today. The difference is, the problem of gay priests would not be as big an issue.
There is no way that the problem of gay priests can be changed, because of the requirements of the profession. It can, however, be minimized. The only way it can is to structure the training for the Catholic priesthood like the training for any other profession that requires a college degree. The seminary can be run like any other college campus. The seminarians could live in dorms, away from the community, or live in apartments somewhere off campus. They could attend prayer, classes and mass every day, but at the end of the day, go home. I doubt very seriously that this will ever happen. And even if it did, the problem would still be there.
Therefore, with deep regret, I must say:
Before Pope Francis is done as Pope, he will probably get rid of 400 more gay priests. God help those poor little boys who are about to pay the price!