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Monsignor Stephen J. Rossetti, clinical associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in an article published by the Washington Post, discussing the Vatican's stance on gay men and the priesthood. See below.

The Vatican reaffirms its position suggesting gay men should not be priests

From: The Washington Post  
Date: December 7, 2016 
Author: Julie Zauzmer

...Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, a Catholic University of America professor who has written books on psychological care for priests, said clergy have consulted him about whether they should admit specific men to seminaries based on their sexuality. The question they ask comes out of this Vatican language, Rossetti said: “I’ve had rectors sit me down and say, ‘What do I do with this guy? Is it deep-seated?’”

Rossetti said that his own recommendation would have to do not only with whether the man is or has been involved in a sexual relationship, but also with whether his sexuality is central to his identity or not. “If he’s marching in the gay pride parade, I’m going to say, ‘Mm, I don’t think so.’”

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