Homosexual applicants to the priesthood: How many and are they psychologically healthy?
The current investigation evaluated the psychological profiles of applicants to seminary who were identified as being either homosexual or heterosexual in orientation. The MMPI-2 from 63 seminary applicants conducted between 1990 and 2004 was reviewed. Results indicate that 49 applicants (78%) identified themselves as being heterosexual while 14 applicants (22%) identified themselves as being homosexual. Few psychological differences emerged on the MMPI-2 when comparing heterosexual to homosexual applicants.
Plante, T. G. (2007). Homosexual applicants to the priesthood: How many and are they psychologically healthy? Pastoral Psychology, 55, 495-498.