For some (I hear), the cure to all the Church's ills is the mass ordination of homosexuals.
, the cure to all the Church's ills (and probably the coming of the Parousia) is the mass purging from the priesthood of all men who experience same-sex attraction.
Let's not pretend the question of sexual 'orientation' is a neutral one, or that it is irrelevant to a man's suitability for priestly ministry. But, at the same time, let's not be sheer, blithering idiots about it either.
Idiocy, as always, breeds contempt:
[T]his has to be broader than homosexuality...every blotch of heterodoxy must be scrubbed clean. I also believe that it needs to start from the top down...a few, very public removals of dissenting bishops will see all the rats desert. Let the Inquisition begin!
Nuke em. Whatever it takes, however long it takes, the lavender boys will be rooted out,
How much longer do we have to "tolerate" their outright hostility and perversion in the name of Christian "charity?"
If only we could! I suspect that "decimate" is the precisely correct term, i.e. about every tenth priest would be defrocked for homosexuality.
Did Pope Benedict have this in mind when he called for a smaller but more loyal Church?
Yes, I'm certain this is exactly what the Holy Father had in mind. In fact, I'm surprised he hasn't yet checked into Diogenes' blog and echoed some of the above sentiments himself. Perhaps he's preoccupied.
Ever wonder why, when the Church speaks of the "respect, compassion, and sensitivity" due to those who experience the trial of same-sex attraction, those outside the Church have a little trouble taking this at face value?
Bring on the combox road rage.