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Fri May 11, 2018, 09:45 AM

Two trainee priests sent back to Ireland after being found in bed together

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/two-trainee-priests-sent-back-to-ireland-after-being-found-in-bed-together-1.3491779

Two seminarians at the Irish College in Rome have been sent home by the rector Fr Ciáran O’Carroll after being found in bed together.

It is understood both men had been drinking earlier at an event marking the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul V1’s 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, which banned artificial means of contraception.

It is unclear whether either man will be permitted to resume studies for the priesthood. A spokesman for the Catholic bishops said it was “not appropriate to comment about individuals” when asked about the matter.

In August 2016 the Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin said he would no longer send trainee priests from the diocese to St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, because of a worrying “atmosphere” at the national seminary.


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Because there's nothing worse than a priest engaging in sexual activity with a consenting adult.

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Reply Two trainee priests sent back to Ireland after being found in bed together (Original post)
Pope George Ringo II May 2018 OP
RKP5637 May 2018 #1
MineralMan May 2018 #2
trotsky May 2018 #5
MineralMan May 2018 #6
enid602 May 2018 #3
trotsky May 2018 #4
Name removed May 2018 #8
LuvNewcastle May 2018 #7

Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2018, 09:55 AM

1. No surprises. People really need to get out of others sexual lives. n/t

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2018, 10:14 AM

2. Lesson: Don't get caught, guys.

The Church only cares if you get caught.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #2)

Fri May 11, 2018, 11:25 AM

5. Well, as noted, only if you're both consenting adults.

If it's a kid, you'll be quietly transferred to another parish, or perhaps even set up in an apartment in Vatican City as you quietly contemplate your sins. Such harsh punishment.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #5)

Fri May 11, 2018, 12:15 PM

6. Yes, of course. Consensual activities between adults.

That's a given.

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Response to Pope George Ringo II (Original post)

Fri May 11, 2018, 10:17 AM

3. anniversary

Nothing like the 50th anniversary of Humane Vitae to get you all horned up.

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Response to enid602 (Reply #3)

Fri May 11, 2018, 11:19 AM

4. I just snorted.

LMAO

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Response to enid602 (Reply #3)

Sat May 12, 2018, 06:38 PM

7. Considering that Humanae Vitae banned artificial

contraception, maybe the men thought that gay sex was a natural form of contraception. Maybe Pope Paul VI would have approved, I mean as long as the men weren't using condoms, of course.

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