What attracts gay men to the Catholic priesthood? “It would be a good thing for the bishops to agree on a strict and enforceable national policy. But what many Americans are calling the ”crisis” of the Roman Catholic Church won’t be settled by an administrative proposal on the single issue of sexual abuse. The crisis is a big bundle of old questions about priestly sexuality and systems of Roman authority. Many church officers, here and in the Vatican, want to keep the larger questions out of the discussion, in particular the volatile question of priestly homosexuality.” — Mark D. Jordan, professor of religion at Emory University and author of The Silence of Sodom: Homosexuality in Modern Catholicism, Boston Globe op-ed [thanks, Rich]