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Priest Dismissed by Vatican After Saying He Is Gay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Huh. Sounds strange, given Francis' openness.

    It almost makes you think there's more to the story:

    The Vatican dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job on Saturday after he came out as gay and called for changes in Roman Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of a major church meeting on the family. The priest, Msgr. Krzysztof Charamsa, had worked at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm, since 2003. He was also dismissed from his jobs teaching theology at pontifical universities in Rome.

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It says he has a partner. He would be fired if that partner was a male or female. Case closed. Next.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Ah, it looks like I didn't read far enough:

    Monsignor Charamsa, 43, told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published Saturday that he was gay and had a partner. The church teaches that homosexuality is not a sin but that homosexual activity is, and priests take vows of celibacy. Monsignor Charamsa, above, also held a news conference with his partner and gay rights activists. The Vatican said the dismissal had nothing to do with Monsignor Charamsa’s reflections on his personal life, which it said “merit respect.”

    Headline seems a little misleading. I wonder why. It's almost like it was intentional.
    Dick Whitman likes this.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Shocking that YF would once again wait to get to his real point. Media bad!
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Would you care to defend the headline OOP, or offer another explanation for why it is so misleading?
  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    I think a good alternate headline would be "Priest dismissed after having breakfast."
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Palestinian killed in Jerusalem, Priest dismissed.
  8. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    That headline and tweet are terrible and intentionally misleading. "Media bad!" is dead-on in this case.
    SnarkShark, old_tony, Stoney and 4 others like this.
  9. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    The tweet mentions he "called for changes on RC teaching against homosexual activity."
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That's not why he was fired.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    The tweet didn't mention it either.

    When you click on the tweet, or post a link to it someplace like here, you get a short preview of the article. But, if you are just looking at the tweet on twitter, all you got was this:

    Priest dismissed by Vatican after saying he is gay http://nyti.ms/1Z0KLFv
  12. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    It indicates he didn't believe in the Church's teaching. Fine, he got fired for coming out before the conference, but not following the Church would have been reason been enough.
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