The article carries a pro-gay bias but is interesting nonetheless.
New York Times AURIE GOODSTEIN September 23, 2005
Word that the Vatican is likely to issue instructions soon that could bar most gay men from joining the priesthood has set off a wave of anger and sadness among some gay priests and seminarians who say they may soon have to decide whether to stay or leave, to remain silent or to speak out.
“I do think about leaving,” said a 30-year old Franciscan seminary student. “It’s hard to live a duplicitous life, and for me it’s hard not to speak out against injustice. And that’s what this is.”
In telephone interviews on Thursday with gay priests and seminarians in different parts of the country, all were adamant that their names not be used because they feared repercussions from their bishops or church superiors.
“I find that I am becoming more and more angry,” said a 40-year-old priest on the West Coast who said he had not decided whether to reveal his homosexuality publicly. “This is the church I’ve given my life to and I believe in. I look at every person I come in contact with as someone who’s created in the image and likeness of God, and I expect that from the church that I’m a part of. But I always feel like I’m ‘less than.’ ”