the Catholic view on homosexuality and priesthood

Hi :slight_smile:

I saw some threads about how the Lutheran church now allows gay pastors… (who are not celibate)

so I was wondering, what is the Catholic view? :slight_smile:

it seems that with all the liberalism in Anglicanism and mainline Protestantism…the Church is standing strong, on issues like same sex marriage, abortion, euthanasia, and contraception… but anyone have more details on the Church teaching?

thanks :slight_smile:

I think if there are gay priests, well they have to be celibate anyways… and the Church teaches that simply being homosexual is not a sin, but being non celibate is (even if that’s in the context of civil marriage or a relationship).

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