Sure, there have been good homosexual priests, Rev. Kevin J. Sweeney, director of vocations for the Diocese of
Brooklyn, allows in today’s NYT. But that’s not how the church rolls today.
“A priest can only give his life to the church in the sense that a man
gives his life to a female spouse. A homosexual man cannot have the same
relationship. It’s not about condemning anybody. It’s about our world
In what sense, exactly, does a man who is capable of giving his life to a male spouse fail this test of the analogical imagination? And is it similarly true that a nun can only give her life to Christ in the sense that a woman gives her life to a male spouse–i.e. that a lesbian cannot have the same relationship? Is that also part of the Sweeney world view?
Update: Fr. James Martin gives Sweeney & Co. the business.