Do priests have an obligation to teach according to the official teachings of the Catholic Church or are they given considerable leeway in what they can teach? Don’t they make a vow before the bishop during their ordination to faithfully uphold the teachings of the Church?
I ask this because my parish priest teaches a variety of things that are opposed to the teachings that are found in the catechism. One main area of disagreement is with homosexuality. He teaches that gay sex is okay. I told him that this goes against what the Church teaches and he responded by saying that he feels that he has been called to be a prophet regarding this issue.