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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

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retrofuturistic

I must respectfully dissent from your position.

We all have our particular, individualized crosses that we must bear. Each of us is tempted by some sins more than others. And I do not think that a priest should be judged by which sins he is more tempted to commit than others, especially if the actual temptation is being overcome and the sin has not been committed.

As long as the priest remains celibate and is faithful and committed to the true teachings of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, what does it matter what particular cross he must bear? Put it this way: some of us are tempted by Brad Pitt, others by Jennifer Aniston. I don't want my priest telling me that he finds either of them "hot". There's just no good reason for it ever to come up in the course of a homily or the sacrament of reconciliation. Or even if I took the priest out for lunch. It doesn't matter to me which, when his head hits the pillow at night, which one he sees in his dreams.

On the other hand, though, rather than Brad or Jen, if the one he's seeing in his dreams is Angelina Jolie, well, that's downright scary ... and that may be a reason to exclude someone from the priesthood.

My thoughts here: Does the Catholic Church need "de-homosexualizing"?

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