Could I ever be eligible for Holy Orders?


#1

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?


#2

brittrossiter,

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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