I have had a strong pull toward the priesthood these last 9 months. It’s gotten to the point where my spiritual director turned me over to talk to my local vocations director and they both agree that I have a genuine call to enter seminary school. My heart desires greatly that it’s God’s will that I am called to the priesthood.
Here is my problem. I have had issues with same sex attractions in my past. While I have moved on from these and lived a chaste life for a long time now, I’m still concerned with a discussion I’ve had. From a priest it was said that those with deep seeded homosexual tendencies can not become priests. I don’t identify with “deep seeded” at ALL. I never lived the lifestyle or declared myself “out” ever. I honestly feel I have moved on from my past and despise my old desires. I am masculine and not effeminate in the least bit so it’s not as if my idiosyncrasies would reveal any of those old tendencies.
Can you clear this up?