Edit: Fancy priest, Larry Richards, accused Church Militant of threatening to kill him at a Legatus Conference for Catholic businessmen.
Someone should tell Father Richards that while accusing people of wanting to kill you might be campy drama, it might also be actionable.
Father Larry Richards has a lot of emotional issues.
Note if you will Richard’s histrionicism and narcissism. Note his support of the evilness James Martin. We.wonder if Father Larry’s aberrosexual propensities would have been noticeable when he went into seminary. Shouldn’t a priest like this be liable to some kind of retroactive process of laicisation?
I suppose this is hard to define, but just how do you tell what “homosexual tendencies” are, and then, in what degree and number would they prohibit someone from entering the clerical state? If we were to take this document seriously, Father Richards and a host of other clergy, especially senior clergy, wouldn’t have made it into seminary. From CONGREGATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION: Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders
In the light of such teaching, this Dicastery, in accord with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, believes it necessary to state clearly that the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called "gay culture"