Sunday, September 25, 2005

macho congregants

Read the piece in today's New York Times about the beloved Father Mychal Judge, who died on September 11, 2001 when he was struck by falling debris after giving last rites to a fallen firefighter.

With his new effort to ban gay men from the priesthood, if the Pope had his way, Father Mychal would not have been accepted to the priesthood because, despite adhering to his vow of celibacy, Father Mychael was gay.

The article has a great quote from Andrew Sullivan, who knows macho when he sees it, "The idea that gay priests somehow cannot serve straight congregants, when you have this priest working with one of the most stereotypically macho organizations - and he gave his life to them - captures some of the cruelty and bigotry we see in the Vatican now."

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