On the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Rev. Gary Meier addressed a congregation of sorts--people who wanted to hear what the Roman Catholic priest had been thinking since, nearly a year ago, he last stood before a flock. Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter. Meier originally published the book anonymously in
How the Catholic Priesthood Became an Unlikely Haven for Many Gay Men
How the Catholic priesthood became a haven for many gay men.
In the intervening years, Catholics experiencing same-sex attraction have become a more vocal presence in the Church. What follows is an edited version of a conversation about everything from homosexuality and Batman to poetry and football. The interview is published in two parts. I think for a man to feel romantically towards another man is based on a kind of misapprehension of what that man is and can be. In fact, I think that is the ideal toward which I should strive in all of my friendships with other men: to be able to have love for them, and in fact to expunge any sexual component.