Fait Diver: Paternity Suit


Surely the facts are of no interest to Papi.

“In his new book, Pope Benedict XVI strongly reaffirmed church teaching that homosexual acts are “disordered” and said homosexuality itself is “incompatible” with the priesthood.”

Father Rudnick would argue that it’s synonymous.

“The pope’s comments came in his new book-interview, “Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times,” which was published Nov. 23.”

Cue Pet

“The interviewer, German journalist Peter Seewald, asked the pope whether the church’s teaching that homosexuals deserve respect isn’t contradicted by its position that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.”

The pope answered: “No. It is one thing to say that they are human beings with their problems and their joys, that as human beings they deserve respect, even though they have this inclination, and must not be discriminated against because of it.” “

See? We “deserve respect” even though we’re “intrinsically disordered.”

Like lepers, only more soignee

“At the same time, though, sexuality has an intrinsic meaning and direction, which is not homosexual,” he said. “The meaning and direction of sexuality is to bring about the union of man and woman and, in this way, to give humanity posterity, children, a future.”

Cue Neil Patrick Harris

“The pope said the church needs to hold firm on this point, “even if it is not pleasing to our age.”

He said it was still an open question whether homosexual inclinations are innate or arise early in life. In any case, he said, if these are strong inclinations, it represents “a great trial” for the homosexual.”

You just haven’t met the right Altar boy.

“”But this does not mean that homosexuality thereby becomes morally right. Rather, it remains contrary to the essence of what God originally willed,” he said.”


“When Seewald said that homosexuality exists in monasteries and among the clergy, even if not acted out, the pope responded: “Well, that is just one of the miseries of the church. And the persons who are affected must at least try not to express this inclination actively.”

“Homosexuality is incompatible with the priestly vocation. Otherwise, celibacy itself would lose its meaning as a renunciation. It would be extremely dangerous if celibacy became a sort of pretext for bringing people into the priesthood who don’t want to get married anyway,” the pope said.”

I doubt Fran Leibowitz wants to become a priest.

“The pope cited a 2005 Vatican document that drew a sharp line against priestly ordination of homosexuals. He said the document emphasized that homosexual candidates cannot become priests because their sexual orientation interferes with “the proper sense of paternity” that belongs to the priesthood.”

NPH certainly sports a proper sense of paternity. Needless to say he’d rather be The Shoe Fairy.

“The pope said it was important to select priestly candidates very carefully, “to head off a situation where the celibacy of priests would practically end up being identified with the tendency to homosexuality.” “

That ship has already sailed dear.

How’s about some Glee to sing us out?


  1. Timbo1952 November 28, 2010 7:57 pm 

    How such a screwed up institution like this should guide the rest of us in our lives is beyond me; I am not permitted to receive communion or participate in church activities since i am divorced unless i follow the “Kennedy exception” and fill out the paper work and have the church say my first marriage doesnt count and the children in the marriage I guess dont count either. The bloody history of this group of clowns suggests that they owe humanity reparations for eternity because of the 100 years war, the Inquisition, moving pedarasts around from parish to parish, condemning every natural impulse that human beings feel about sexuality. It goes on and on; the Crusades alone justifies the abolition of this institution. The Church is hopelessly corrupt and yet it still reaches out to smother society as does all organized hierarchical religion. The most murderous impulses that guide the disaffected groups of humanity hide behind religious beliefs to justify monstrous crimes.

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