If the Roman Catholic Church banned gay priests and other members of the clergy it would have almost no members of the clergy left. The visitation began inand the final report issued in Part of a series on the. Retrieved December 21, Priests hit hard by hidden AIDS epidemi".
Some were in denial about their sexuality.
Gay priest: Roman Catholic Church 'violently homophobic'
As the title of the document indicates, it concerned exclusively candidates with homosexual tendencies, not other candidates. On February 21, the world will see the publication of a page book entitled In the Closet of the Vatican: Views Read Edit View history. Women had ropes tied around their breasts and pulled from both sides until they converted. Another report suggested that from the mids onwards, Catholic priests in the US were dying from AIDS -related illnesses at a rate four times higher than that of the general population, with most of the cases contracted through gay sex, and the cause often concealed on their death certificates.
Peter Damianin the 11th century, wrote a book called the "Book of Gomorrah" about homosexuality among the clergy in his own time period. Some were in denial about their sexuality. It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned. The church and certainly the Vatican is certainly a homoerotic place. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton of the Archdiocese of Detroithas suggested that this was because, "Gay priests and heterosexual priests didn't know how to handle their sexuality, their sexual drive. Usually, but not exclusively, this meant homosexual behavior.