The Vatican/France: When the Roman Catholic Church published a policy on homosexual seminarians last year, Monseigneur Tony Anatrella wrote an op-ed piece for L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper. He had quite a bit to say about pooves:
Saying thathomosexuality results as a lack of plenitude and an immaturity of human sexuality,Anatrella went on to opine on the difficulty of thehomosexual person to incarnate effectively this symbolic reality of spousal tie and spiritual paternityand that gay priestswill need a special care, and regular interventions on part of the authority, and a life set in a constant medical and psychotherapeutic cure.
Well, according to Rocco Palmo, Anatrella is under investigation by the French authorities after allegations from a male patient:
According to the complaint, filed on 30 October in Paris, a French ex-seminarian named Daniel Lamarca said that, while being treated by Anatrella in 1987, he had sexual relations with the cleric, who Lamarca went to in the hope ofcuringhim of his homosexuality. The patient was 23 at the time and spoke ofbodily worktherapy sessions with Anatrella that, according to the accuser, would progress into sex.
Palmo writes for The Tablet, a Roman Catholic newspaper.
Homosems, A Year On—Whispers in the Loggia, 8th November 2006 (thanks, Pastor Best).