The Vatican & Gay Priests

William McDonough


The Christian church begins its new year with the first Sunday of Advent, and this year, on the same weekend, Americans kicked off a month of holidays, extending from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Both observances are meant to foster a sense of hope and new beginnings. Yet this Advent, I was struck by the sad irony that on November 29, two days into the church’s season of hope, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic...

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About the Author

William McDonough is assistant professor of theology at the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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