There's absolutely no reason why a gay man should not be a priest

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin suggested that those who wish to be priests should be assigned to a parish on an apprenticeship basis. Photo: Maxwell

Tony Flannery

The current dispute over certain "goings on" in the national seminary in Maynooth raises serious questions for and about the Catholic Church, questions that will not be resolved by simply changing personnel, or by adjusting the type of spiritual or theological formation being taught there.