There is No Such Thing as a Homosexual Catholic Priest
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(02-18-2011, 11:37 PM)Catholic Johnny Wrote: http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Ben16/Instructions.htm

"In the light of such teaching, this dicastery, in accord with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, believes it necessary to state clearly that the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question(9), cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called "gay culture."(10)

Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women. One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies
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Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders

Funny how with one hand you condemn certain statements by the Holy See on homosexuals, then with another present other statements as evidence of your position's correctness.

Be that as it may, what it says is they are unfit for the priesthood, not that they are not Christians nor are they invalid matter for Holy Orders.  There are lots of dispositions and reasons why men are unfit for the priesthood.
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