1. Vatican fires priest for revealing he was gay

Vatican fires priest for revealing he was gay

The Vatican has fired a high ranking Church official after he revealed to an Italian newspaper that he was gay and had a male partner.

By: | Published: October 4, 2015 5:20 PM

The Vatican has fired a high ranking Church official after he revealed to an Italian newspaper that he was gay and had a male partner.

According to the Washington Times, Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa told the Italian newspaper that he was gay and proud of it.

Charamsa, 43, is a Polish theologian who worked in the Hole See press office.

Charamsa was also booted from his jobs teaching theology at pontifical universities in Rome. He had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith, the Vatican’s doctrinal arm, since 2003.

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    Concerned
    Oct 4, 2015 at 9:44 pm
    He did not fire him for being but fired him because he broke his vow of celibacy and opening told that.
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      Chuck Anziulewicz
      Oct 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm
      Let's face the fact that the heavy presence in the priesthood is one of the worst-kept secrets in the Catholic Church. 60 years ago, if you were a young Straight Catholic man, you found a nice girl, got married, had lots of kids and lived happily ever after. If you were a young Catholic man, you became a priest. People joke about it, but it's true. And what's not to like? It's the perfect way to deflect questions like, "Why haven't you found a nice girl to marry?" And of course you got to ociate with other men in a ually segregated environment, discuss weighty theological issues, and between the robes and incense and bells and candles and hymns, it's just a step away from musical theatre. Yeah, I know that sounds sacrilegious, but as someone who was raised in the Catholic Church, I can tell you that there's a lot of truth in it. Between familial pressures to marry, and the fact that priests aren't ALLOWED to marry, it's a situation that simply perpetuates itself.
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