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From Newsweek:




Catholic Church Investigates Claims Priests Are Using Gay Dating App Grindr
By Anthony Cuthbertson
On 8/25/16 at 1:12 PM


The Catholic Church in Ireland is investigating claims that trainee priests at one of its seminaries have been using the gay dating app Grindr.

The review follows reports earlier this month that Catholic priests at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, County Kildare, were using the mobile app.

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said at the time that the app “fostered promiscuous sexuality” and was not appropriate for priests. Several priests suspected of using the app—which has over 2 million users in 192 countries—were sent by the archbishop to continue their training at the Irish College in Rome.

Martin told Irish broadcaster RTE that “some material has resulted to be true” but said that an independent investigator would be needed so that people could come forward with “solid, hard evidence.”

A statement from the college trustees said: “Acknowledging the recent and extensive media coverage regarding the college, and the disquiet that it has caused amongst the faithful, the trustees emphasize that the church has clear instructions on the formation of seminarians.

“There is no place in a seminary community for any sort of behavior or attitude which contradicts the teaching and example of Jesus Christ. The trustees share the concerns about the unhealthy atmosphere created by anonymous accusations together with some social media comments which can be speculative or even malicious.”

The trustees also noted that trainee priests should consider the recommendation recently made by the Pope that priests should spend more time with women and families.


(08-29-2016, 02:05 AM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: [ -> ]The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said at the time that the app “fostered promiscuous sexuality” and was not appropriate for priests. Several priests suspected of using the app—which has over 2 million users in 192 countries—were sent by the archbishop to continue their training at the Irish College in Rome.

It seems obvious, but I'm glad he said it.

(08-29-2016, 02:05 AM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: [ -> ]“There is no place in a seminary community for any sort of behavior or attitude which contradicts the teaching and example of Jesus Christ. The trustees share the concerns about the unhealthy atmosphere created by anonymous accusations together with some social media comments which can be speculative or even malicious.”

I'd be interested to know how much of it is true, vs someone spreading lies due to some kind of vendetta.
I have to say that, regardless of the article's specificity or the truth of the allegations, the title is ridiculous and misleading.

"Catholic Church" conjures up, immediately, the Vatican and the Pope. There is no specificity about Ireland. This is important because I suspect most people see a title like that and say "oh, well, of course" and move on. It is just another tiny slight against the whole Church, despite only being about a particular church.

Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if this was true. Ireland has become quite degenerate, and its priests seem to have a large number of modernists among them. See the "Association of Catholic Priests" denounced by the Curia.
Those priests (do they really mean seminarians?  The context seems to suggest so, and I don't count on the media knowing the difference) should not have been sent to continue their studies in Rome. They should have been kicked out.  If they were already ordained, they should be defrocked.  Pray for them.  They are placing their souls in jeopardy by doing what they're doing.
(08-29-2016, 02:08 PM)Credidi Propter Wrote: [ -> ]Those priests (do they really mean seminarians?  The context seems to suggest so, and I don't count on the media knowing the difference) should not have been sent to continue their studies in Rome. They should have been kicked out.  If they were already ordained, they should be defrocked.  Pray for them.  They are placing their souls in jeopardy by doing what they're doing.

Agreed!!! I cannot picture being sent to study n Rome as a form of deterrence or discipline for a gay seminarian?  Why not just send them to San Francisco. No fear of  bad influence or being lead into temptation in Rome ...