“The House Transportation Committee is now considering a bill that would allow pilots to carry guns for protection. I’ve got a better idea, why not give guns to altar boys, give them a fighting chance.” — Jay Leno
It’s hard to pass by a title like “Vatican Speaks Against Gay Seminarians” without rendering some sort of smart comment. According to:
The Vatican is toughening its stand against gay candidates for the priesthood, specifying in a new document that even men with “transitory” homosexual tendencies must overcome their urges for at least three years before entering the clergy.
One would suspect that Father John Geoghan considered each of his victims merely transitory, and considering the very long list of them, he’d be technically correct.
For the record, I’m not Catholic, and could care less which sort of private parts prurient priests prefer, so long as it doesn’t involve pedophilic penile penetration. However, it does seem to me that the Catholic Church should be spending more of its efforts fighting seriously depraved crimes (along with their subsequent cover-ups) as compared to modifying its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.