Sexual activity by heterosexual priests isn't allowed either, so I don't see what the point of this is other than as a very thinly veiled statement against homosexuality outside of the priesthood. I'm not sure what they mean by supporting ''gay culture.'' Does that mean that priests can't listen to show tunes?
It would be nice if they'd take a firmer stand against pedophiles; that would be a bigger step forward.
The Vatican says homosexuals who are sexually active or support "gay culture" are unwelcome in the priesthood unless they have overcome their homosexual tendencies for at least three years, according to a church document posted on the Internet by an Italian Catholic news agency.
The long-awaited document is scheduled to be released by the Vatican on Nov. 29. A church official who has read the document confirmed the authenticity of the Internet posting by the Adista news agency. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the document has not yet been officially released by the Vatican.
now 3 yrs free its not a sickness its not gonna go away.