Advancement to religious vows and ordination should be barred to those who are afflicted with evil tendencies to homosexuality or pederasty, since for them the common life and the priestly ministry would constitute serious dangers. - Source 1961 Criteria
An author at Crisis has a post contrasting the 'homosexualist' priest with the priest who may have homosexual tendencies. Sorry - but that distinction may be difficult to ascertain these days. Once again, an article such as this gives false hope to the homosexual man convinced he has a vocation, although he is unable to integrate his sexuality and live chastely.
One would have to be blind not to have seen the results of ignoring the 1961 admonition I cite at the beginning of the post. People have to wake up. How many priests removed from ministry, how many in jail? How many have been sponsored by bishops who shared the same tendencies? How many candidates were given false hope and or assurances they have a vocation? I have known men who searched for a bishop to sponsor and ordain them, convinced God told them they have a vocation. So often we are deceived by our own opinion or the bad spiritual direction of another.
I'm reminded of something Fr. Geiger wrote several years ago, referencing private revelations, I think it works in regard to this post as well, again, I may be wrong.
[T]he autonomous personal conscience sometimes lays claim to a false discernment when it sets private revelation and presumed personal graces against the magisterium. The desire for union with God sometimes leads individuals to attach themselves to extraordinary manifestations of the “spirit,” but in such a way that weakens their attachment to the Church. Thus, Catholics continue to embrace New Age spirituality, or some dubious private revelation, or a personal insight even though they know that their conviction runs contrary to Church teaching or discipline.
The discernment of spirits is so important today because there are many voices competing for our attention, and it is all so easy to assume that that what we hear, or even what we think and say comes from God. - Fr. Geiger
Again - I may be wrong. But just remember, "No one takes this honor upon himself but only when called by God." Pope Francis emphasizes the need for discernment, humble discernment, and he too recommended against admitting homosexuals to seminary, saying: “if you have even the slightest doubt it's better not to let them enter."
Holy crap! Read this!