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Can a Catholic hold the position that some sodomite priests should be punished by the death penalty? One could imagine that this would go the same for pedophile priests! What a wonderful can of worms this question is about open! This answer does not reflect the opinion of the one answering this post. At a moral perspective, a Catholic could hold such a ...


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In his Book of Gomorrah, the Doctor of the Church St. Peter Damian notes the severe penalties historically attached to such offenses in the Scriptures as well as the canons of Church councils, and argues that such penalties should be even stronger for members of the clergy, who are to be held to a higher standard than the laity. The strongest punishments ...


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