An outrageous response to legitimate concerns is published from Kathy Schiffer at Patheos.
Do I need new glasses or is her blog actually named 'women of grace'?!
A woman of grace would realize the implications of this outlandish warning from seminary staff:
The seminary has just announced they are ordaining men who become sexually aroused when they see flesh of other men and they are unable to control their urges to act upon the lust. They are pinning accountability for the actions of the predator on the potential victims of unwanted sexual advances.
The most important disclosure from the Archdiocese is implied: Once the men leave the seminary, these same uncontrollable sexual urges are going to be exhibited in your community and parish when they see eyecandy in the pews or the community.
What will the archdiocese do then? Post warnings on telephone polls warning men to cover themselves from head to toe?
They can't be serious.
Memo from Seminary Staff:
Gentlemen, we are ordaining same sex attracted men with active sexual histories who will lust after somebody and will potentially act upon it if they see male skin. We have placed sexual predators in the building who are unable to control their libido. It is your responsibility to make sure they don't fondle somebody after seeing the skin on your legs. Please make sure you cover yourselves from head to toe.
Ugh. I can't stand it!
Gentleman, allow us to help you with your gross spiritual negligence and stupidity:
You don't ordain men with same-sex attractions for the same reasons caring people don't:
Put a man addicted to pot in charge of the "medical" marijuana facility.
Assign Carol in a career to frost cupcakes.
Hand a pubescent child with raging hormones a condom while saying "here, you are going to need this" and put him in a room with cute peers and issue a warning sins are about to be committed and to take care it isn't you.
Hire a young, attractive large-breasted woman as a maid for the seminary.
You are placing them in a career where the temptations will overwhelm them in their weakness - and they will consume and destroy the people around them when they fall into the pit. And then you have the nerve to put the onus for this fragile situation - created by YOU - on the potential victims of unwanted sexual advances.
Mind blowing stupidity and audacity.
History has demonstrated, and I think we can expect seminary officials not to care that they are ordaining men with uncontrollable urges to act on SSA. This is the longstanding practice which resulted in SSA men with the inability to control themselves finding at-risk teenagers to have sex with and then pressured them not to tell anyone.
But we as lay people must care.
Setting up a blog and writing about matters that involve the safety and sanctity of Christ's people comes with responsibilities. One must never defend the indefensible or attack whistleblowers who have the grace and fortitude to do it.
Here is the website of the seminary.
This seminary attracts 'students' with an athletic facility, a commuter lounge, parking, student health, technology and the services of the cafeteria. There isn't a thing on there that would interest a man who is looking for support for religious life. The place is obviously run by horses asses.