Homosexuality and the catholic church book

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homosexuality and the catholic church book

Advocate says pope read, liked new book on gays in the Vatican

It includes the claim that about 80 percent of the male Roman Catholic clergy members who work at the Vatican, around the pope, are gay. It contends that the more showily homophobic a Vatican official is, the more likely he belongs to that crowd, and that the higher up the chain of command you go, the more gays you find. And not all of them are celibate. Not by a long shot. Hooray for the exposure of hypocrisy in high places and the affirmation that some of our tormentors have tortured motives.
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The past decade has seen homosexual scandals in the Catholic Church becoming ever more visible, and the Vatican's directives on homosexuality becoming.

Four in five Vatican priests are gay, book claims

Lisa McClain does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Pope Francis has spoken openly about homosexuality. However, the pope has also discouraged homosexual men from entering the priesthood. As a scholar specializing in the history of the Catholic Church and gender studies, I can attest that 1, years ago, gay priests were not so restricted. In earlier centuries, the Catholic Church paid little attention to homosexual activity among priests or laypeople. Additionally, over centuries, the church only sporadically chose to investigate or enforce its prohibitions. Prior to the 12th century, it was possible for priests — even celebrated ones like the 12th-century abbot and spiritual writer St.

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CNN Early in his salacious new book about homosexuality in the Vatican, the French journalist Frederic Martel asks a source to estimate the number of Vatican clergy who are "part of this community, all tendencies included. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. A new book claims that homosexuality is rampant at the Vatican, but provides little hard proof. That estimate from Martel's book, which is scheduled to be published on February 21 in eight languages and 20 countries, has already made international headlines. Neither CNN nor the source agreed to sign a nondisclosure agreement with Bloomsbury, the book's publisher in English, nor any other publisher. While there has been no shortage of sexual scandals in the Catholic Church, mostly concerning the abuse of children, there are no reliable studies on the number of gay Catholics in the priesthood, mostly because church leaders won't allow them.

Pope Francis pauses as he answers questions from journalists aboard his flight from Skopje, North Macedonia, to Rome May 7, He said it was good and that he knew of many of them. The author said that so far, his book has sold over , copies worldwide and has been published in eight languages with more on the horizon — including a new English translation. In France alone, the book has sold , copies, making it one of the most sold publications on religion in decades. Italy is not. In Italy the book sold only 10, copies and the author blamed a complacent local media that he believes is unwilling to ruffle the feathers of the Vatican.

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  1. Clio G. says:

    Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week.

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  4. Anton M. says:

    Martel, also a sociologist, is reported to have spent four years conducting more than 1, interviews, including conversations with 41 cardinals and dozens of priests and other Vatican officials.

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    Homosexuality & the Catholic Church: Clear Answers to Difficult Questions [John F. Harvey] on dupeliculas.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rare book.

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