Controversy at Irish Seminary Prompts Conversation on Gay Priests – Bondings 2.0


St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth

This summer’s controversy at Ireland’s national seminary over the use of a gay dating app by students has quieted, but it has since inspired many worthwhile commentaries on homosexuality, ministry, and the future of the Catholic Church. Today’s post features excerpts with links provided if you would like to read more.

Earlier this year, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin removed three archdiocesan seminarians from St. Patrick’s College Maynooth overallegations of a “gay culture”there. But he also expressed more general concerns about the “closed, strange world of seminaries,“ and proposed that new models of priestly formation would be needed. Other bishops have rushed to defend the seminary, and a review with an eye towards reform has been conducted.

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