COMMENTARY – The Nature Of Priestly Sexuality
There is a message behind the ongoing priest pedophilia/ephebophilia scandal that is being missed — especially by the current LGBT argument that the Church is wrong to connect the crisis to homosexuality.
What the crisis reveals is that being gay tends to make people more religious, more sensitive, more committed to service. That’s the implication of the revelation about priestly sexuality. What seems to be shocking to the public is there are gay men in the priesthood, because the public doesn’t understand homosexuality (or priesthood, for that matter). The crisis indirectly shows that “essential gayness” makes people “better” people, the way we used to think priests were “better” people (when we didn’t know about their sexuality and thought of them somehow as