October 31, 2008

Vatican says seminaries should screen for gay priests

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VATICAN CITY-Psychological testing should be used to help Catholic seminaries detect traits-including “deep-seated homosexual tendencies”-that render men unsuitable for the priesthood, the Vatican said on Thursday (Oct. 30). The statement appears in a new document, “Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in the Admission and Formation of Candidates for the Priesthood.”

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