Could I ever be eligible for Holy Orders?


In light of the Church’s 2005 instruction regarding homosexuals and the priesthood, are there any circumstances under which a convert to the Church to be eligible for admission to Seminary and to the Priesthood, if the convert truly felt a calling towards that, but prior to his conversion, he had been in a homosexual relationship?

Would it make a difference if the convert had made full Confession for his prior life of sin and had remained chaste for several years since his conversion?



These links should answer your question. The first two answers concern those who converted from other faiths being ordained while the second two are about those with same-sex attraction becoming priests. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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