The end of another “Don’t ask, don’t tell”?

Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Diocese of Rome (not the Vatican) is urging gay priests to come out of the closet and leave the priesthood, according to an article on page A13 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Religion section on 7/24/10.

Could the solution be that simple? Has no one bothered to ask the priests their sexual orientation? If the gay priests in Rome do “come out” and quit the priesthood, “because homosexual acts are ‘intrinsically disordered’” according to the article; will the Vatican urge the same action to priests worldwide?

Somehow, I just do not believe many gay priests will give up their calling at the behest of the Diocese of Rome, but what do I know?

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