Sexual Sin and Holy Orders

Vanity of Vanities — There is Nothing New Under the Sun...

++ Michael Callahan

Presiding Archbishop, The Catholic Church in America



Greetings, in the Name of the +Father, and of the +Son, and of the +Holy Spirit.


It is my prayer in writing this document that those reading will recognize a loving spirit and intention. This writing is intended to prayerfully, gently, and firmly present our position regarding a very controversial subject — human sexuality in the context of the sacramental priesthood.


The Church, in this post-Christian era, is besieged by the winds of change. Primary among the changes that are being demanded is that sexual sin, of virtually every sort, is of no consequence. There is a growing movement afoot to normalize both homosexuality, and heterosexual sexual sin, not only in the world at large but also within the Church of God.