Randy Engel's book Rite of sodomy
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(12-30-2009, 03:11 AM)winoblue1 Wrote: One would think that it would be suppressed within the Church, considering the priesthood is expected to be celibate and sexual expression is considered sinful outside marriage.

This has always been a problem to greater or lesser degrees in the Church becuase the holy rule of celibacy perversely is used as a cover for homosexuals to "hide" there. The only place to be respectable and not married was the priesthood and the religious houses. St. Peter Damian's book to St. Leo IX "City of Gomorrah" details how this sin had ravaged most religious communities of his day. Also, I just read some letters and sermons by St. Bernard and he states that only a select handful of priests were not engaging in this abomination. I wish I could find it, but someone posted in another thread a while back a quote by a Saint admonishing homosexuals for always ambitiously seeking ecclesiastical offices.

Anyway, as Ecclesiastes says, "Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us."
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Re: Randy Engel's book Rite of sodomy - by Gerard - 12-26-2009, 10:52 AM
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