source: AOL NEWS, AP (emphasis by Ivent)
VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican said Saturday it has suspended a monsignor from a senior post at the Holy See after an Italian TV program using a hidden camera recorded him making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful. The Vatican did not identify the monsignor by name. But Monsignor Tommaso Stenico confirmed in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that he had been suspended from his post at the Vatican 's Congregation for Clergy, an office which aims to ensure proper conduct by priests.
The good news is: At least children weren't involved.
The bad news is: The Catholic Church can't seem to quite bounce back from sex scandals.
I applaud the Church for acting swiftly and taking corrective action. They did not attempt to keep it hush-hush, and transfer the monsignor to another church with unwitting parishioners.
So the monsignor doesn't "feel"he was sinning.
It's funny, God is not worried about what "we feel" is sinful or not.
We're expected to read the Word, and believe it, and apply it to our lives.
*sigh* I know, it's easier said than done. But it can be done.