Tag Archives: gay priests

Italian Escort Who Outed 40 Priests To Vatican Explains His Motivation In First Interview With US Gay Press

Earlier this month I reported that an Italian escort had delivered a 1200-page dossier to the Vatican which outs 40 gay priests as his clients. Unsurprisingly, the story continues to earn headlines in the Italian press. This week the escort speaks to our own Father Tony Adams, himself a retired Catholic priest, in an interview with South Florida Gay News. ...

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Pope Reaffirms Ban On Priests With “Deep-Seated Homosexual Tendencies” And Those Who Support Gays

The Washington Post reports: People who have “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” cannot be priests in the Catholic church, the Vatican said in a new document on the priesthood. The document said the church’s policy on gay priests has not changed since the last Vatican pronouncement on the subject in 2005. Some have been hoping ...

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IRELAND: Dublin Archbishop Transfers Trainee Priests After Reports Of Grindr Usage In His Seminary

Irish Central reports: The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has announced that he will not send trainee priests from his own diocese, the largest in Ireland, to the national seminary at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. When asked about his decision to send three seminary students from Dublin to the Irish Pontifical College in Rome instead of Maynooth later this ...

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Vatican Priest Comes Out, Gets Sacked Immediately

A Vatican priest working in the office of the Holy See was fired today immediately after he came out. Via Reuters: Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa was removed from his position at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm where he had worked since 2003, a statement said. Charamsa, 43, and a Polish theologian, announced he was ...

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BREAKING: Only Real Private Audience Held By Pope During US Visit Was With GAY COUPLE [VIDEO]

The Liberty Counsel’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day just got MUCH WORSE. CNN exclusively reports: The day before Pope Francis met anti-gay county clerk Kim Davis in Washington last week, he held a private meeting with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his ...

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Vatican Accepts Resignation Of Cardinal Who Confessed To Sex With Priests

Via the Huffington Post: Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who was accused of sexually harassing several men in a scandal that exploded on the eve of the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis, has renounced the “rights and privileges” of his office but gets to keep his prestigious title, the Vatican announced Friday (March 20). O’Brien did not take part in ...

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VIRGINIA: Disgraced Former Gov. Bob McDonnell Is Now Living With Catholic Priest Busted For Public Gay Sex

Last week former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell revealed during his corruption trial that he has left his wife and is now living with a Catholic priest named Wayne Ball, seen above. Father Ball, as it turns out, was once busted for having gay sex in the parking lot of a park. Here’s a story about the 2010 arrest: The Rev. ...

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CANADA: Openly Gay Anglican Priest Appointed To Head Chaplaincy Of Military

An openly gay Anglican priest. Brig.-Gen. John Fletcher, has been appointed to head the chaplaincy of Canada’s military. His recent appointment is in sharp contrast to past military policy, which allowed discrimination against gays and lesbians. Fletcher said he came out not long after a landmark court decision struck down the rule in 1992, alleviating his fears about what could ...

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Hook-Up Site For Gay Priests?

The Italian press has supposedly uncovered a hook-up site for gay priests.  The Catholic website Gloria is outraged. The Homo Sensitive Priestly Society — Venerabilis in English — claims to be a loose association of gay and homophile Catholic priests. The website serves as a gay dating site, so that aberrosexual priests can find contact among themselves, or homosexual laity ...

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SCOTLAND: Cardinal O’Brien’s Accuser Was Once His Long-Term Boyfriend

Scotland’s Herald reports that one of the priests who brought about the downfall of Cardinal Keith O’Brien was once his long-term boyfriend. The man left the priesthood in the middle of the last decade but rejoined and is living on the continent in a post the cardinal helped him secure. The complainant is known to have been in regular telephone ...

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SCOTLAND: Priest Claims “O’Brien Groped Me The Day He Became Cardinal”

A fifth priest has come forward to claim that disgraced Cardinal Keith O’Brien put the moves on him the very day he got the little red hat. The cardinal is alleged to have assaulted a priest at the Scots College in Rome in October 2003, hours after being awarded the red mitre by Pope John Paul II. The priest, who ...

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The Vatican Owns A Bathhouse

Delicious. A day ahead of the papal conclave, faces at the scandal-struck Vatican were even redder than usual after it emerged that the Holy See had purchased a €23 million (£21 million) share of a Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna. The senior Vatican figure sweating the most due to the unlikely proximity of the gay Europa ...

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Vatican To Investigate Cardinal O’Brien

O’Brien has already confessed and resigned, so one presumes the investigation will be aimed at rooting out all of his victims. The Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith, the Vatican council charged with confronting major transgressions by clergy, will likely launch an investigation into Cardinal Keith O’Brien once the new Pope is chosen. The Catholic Church in Scotland has been ...

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Signorile On Cardinal Keith O’Brien

“Powerful closeted gay men, driven by an almost pathological fear of being exposed, many times engage in two often destructive activities: 1) speaking out against gays and homosexuality, or courting those who are anti-gay, in a desperate attempt to show they are not gay themselves, and 2) seeking sex through risky channels, feeling they have no choice because they’re unable ...

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HomoQuotable – Peter Tatchell

“The Cardinal is a troubled man. I pity him. He needs counselling to help him deal with his decades of deception, and to come to terms with his obvious self-loathing and deeply repressed homosexual desires.  O’Brien’s statement falls well short of what we would expect from a spiritual leader. He has failed to apologize for the hatred and harm he ...

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BBC News On Cardinal Keith O’Brien

The Scottish journalist who broke the story believes there will be more revelations to come.

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Cardinal Keith O’Brien Confesses: Yes, I Was Totally Nailing All Those Priests

“In recent days certain allegations which have been made against me have become public. Initially, their anonymous and non-specific nature led me to contest them. However, I wish to take this opportunity to admit that there have been times that my sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me as a priest, archbishop and cardinal. To those I ...

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CLAIM: Vatican Knew Five Months Ago About Cardinal O’Brien’s Gayness

The Scotsman reports an interesting claim today. The Vatican knew of allegations against Cardinal Keith O’Brien five months ago, it was claimed today. Reports said a priest lodged a complaint in October about “inappropriate behaviour” by the former Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh in 2001. The priest is said to have written directly to Rome because he did not ...

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Catholic Vote Calls For Cardinal Mahony To Withdraw From Papal Conclave

Catholic Vote, where NOM’s “cultural affairs director” Thomas Peters occasionally blogs, today posted a call for pedophile-shielding Cardinal Roger Mahony to withdraw from the coming papal conclave.  The post notes the “credible accusations” made against British Cardinal Keith O’Brien, who yesterday resigned, and urges Mahony to follow O’Brien’s example. Tom Crowe writes: I’ll not get into the moral balancing act ...

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