Boston, Mass., Jul 19, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Homosexuals should be banned from the Catholic priesthood, said Bishop John D'Arcy in an interview published yesterday in the Boston Globe.
The bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne and South Bend, Indiana, was at a mass in Boston, where he grew up.
While there, he agreed to an interview with the Boston Globe. He told the Globe that the Church must improve its screening process for seminarians to keep homosexuals from being ordained.
The bishop said he hopes the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will discuss screening policies when it meets this fall, and will take a firm stance against admitting homosexuals.