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A gay priest sex scandal has rocked the Catholic Church in Italy today after a weekly news magazine released details of a shock investigation it had carried out.
Using hidden cameras, a journalist from Panorama magazine - owned by Italian Prime Minister and media baron Silvio Berlusconi - filmed three priests as they attended gay nightspots and had casual sex.
Today there was no immediate comment from the Italian Bishops Conference and the Vatican - which has been rocked by a series of sex scandals involving paedophile priests since the start of the year.
A preview of the Panorama article s
Originally posted by MarkusMaximus
I think it's imperative for the Catholic Church to remove the unscriptural policy of celibacy for priests.
Originally posted by Starbug3MY
I keep attempting to point out the the problem is homosexuality and not pedophilia as so many believe it is.
As to married priests - it will not happen because if his mind is on his family andhis flock, it could be detrimental to the pastoral care of his parishioners. Of course a married man can become a deacon, or if he is a widower, he can become a priest.
Originally posted by Boypony
I wonder how many Catholic priests would be left if they removed all the gays and pedophiles...........IMHO any healthy young man joining the priesthood is going to have problems with his normal human urges. He was probably raised Catholic , so we have alot of guilt and brainwashing to build upon. I'd bet alot of young preist wannabes are gay, or had problems with girls in the first place. Then he is surrounded by only other young (and maybe cute) guys in the seminary. THEN he might be in contact with cute little boys in the church choir or whatever. Combine all of this with a normal sex drive, and the fuse is lit. You know this has been happening for over a thousand years.....not a new thing. And it will continue whether or not the celibacy rules are changed. It's just a seedy part of the Catholic (and I'd guess most other faiths) religion. If only the average churh-goer would discover the Divinity that lies WITHIN THEMSELVES.....the perverted war machine that is organized religion would grind to a halt, leaving only the pile of malodorous feces that lies at its core.