"An Irish Catholic priest has been effectively silenced by the Vatican. His crime? He argued, in an article in a Catholic religious journal, that homosexuality "is simply a facet of the human condition". Capuchin priest Fr Owen O'Sullivan published his article, titled "On Including Gays", in the March edition of The Furrow, but the priest's thoughts have proven too radical for the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which is headed by american Cardinal William Levada. "
Two points emerge from this post on William Crawley’s blog “Will and Testament.” Firstly the prophetic message Fr O’Sullivan has for the Church today and conversely the restrictive approach of the church to his views.
Have a read of the full article here. If you want a really good read and a real challenge to todays priests read this article, “Where are the Priest Prophets.”