CS1 maint: Also inArchbishop Raymond Hunthausen of Seattle was required to transfer authority concerning ministry to homosexuals to his auxiliary bishop. The Mass is, in some ways, a performance. In Augusta poll jointly commissioned by the Public Religion Research Institute and the Religion News Service was released suggesting that on issues such as LGBT rights there is "a widening ideological gulf between Catholic leadership and people in the pews," as well as a more progressive attitude among Catholics compared to the US population more generally. He could lose all three if his bishop finds his sexuality disqualifying, even if he is faithful to his vows of celibacy.
Sexual secrecy is the currency in the church and learning how to use it is almost treated like an art form in seminaries.
Investigations and lawsuits. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The greatest Catholic poet of the 19th century, the Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins, was gay; one of the deepest theologian-priests of the last century, Henri Nouwen, was as well.
The United States has the fourth largest Catholic population in the world.