Italian Press Uncover Hook-Up Website For Gay Priests

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Italian news outlets have supposedly uncovered a hook-up site for gay priests in Italy. From the Catholic website Gloria:

"The homo Sensitive priestly society – Venerabilis in English – claims to be a loose association of gay and homophile Catholic priests. The website serves as a gay dating site, so that aberrosexual priests can find contact among themselves, or homosexual laity can meet like-minded priests and vice versa. This page offers chat rooms in five languages, including in German, a Twitter service to the Catholic Church and some news from a "homo sensitive" view. The ads are unique. Anyone who registers on the Venerabilis and gives a personal ad or responds to one seeks homosexual sexual contact."

The news comes on the heels of Pope Francis' statement last week admitting the existence of a "gay lobby" within the Catholic Church. 



  1. Drew says

    I’m wondering if this is actually a hookup site. The claim that a website for gay men is exclusively a way to have sex is…suspect coming from this source.

  2. Dr. Judy Meissner says



    1. Biologically aberrant or incorrect sexual behavior. One that engages in biologically aberrant, morally deviant sexual behavior or that behaves sexually in a biologically unnatural, abnormal, or biologically incorrect manner.

    2. (Sociology) One whose sexual behavior deviates from what is considered ethically or morally acceptable, socially normal or biologically correct.

    3. (Psychology) a person who engages in sexual behavior, conduct or practices considered aberrant, or that deviate from what is biologically natural, normal or biologically correct. Such as aberrosexualism, bisexualism, fetishism, homosexualism, lesbianism, necrophilism, sadomasochism, scopophilism, voyeurism, zoophilism, etc.


    1. (Sociology) of or relating to what is considered unacceptable, abnormal, or atypical sexual behavior
    2. (Psychology) of or relating to aberrosexuals or aberrosexualism
    3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) of or relating to sexual behavior or conduct that departs substantially from the norm, nature or biological correctness, sexual behavior or conduct that departs substantially from the norm or nature

    Synonyms: sexual deviant, sexual pervert (not preferred: homosexual)

    Antonyms: orthosexual, sexually correct or normal, (not preferred: heterosexual)

    Latin aberrns, aberrant-, present participle of aberrre, to go astray; see aberration.

    Examples of use:

    1. Steve is an aberrosexual.
    2. Aberrosexual behavor is universally frowned upon.
    3. Isaac has aberrosexual preferences.
    4. Aberrosexual discrimination has been challenged.

  3. Vint says

    Really? A better definition would be “a new fundamentalist term of abuse for gays and lesbians”. Those who have found this term useful for their purposes so far would be Judy Meissner and Peter Labarbera — the standard anti-gay bigot crowd. It’s a political term, not a biological, sociological, or psychological one.

    Is this an Internet version of Fictionary, where you win by spotting the fake definition, vs. one that actually appears in a dictionary? I think that’s probably where most people learned how to add ersatz credibility to a fake definition by dressing it up in a form that actual dictionaries use.

    Is Judy Meissner a physician? Does she have a doctorate? It would be delightful to hear more about her educational background.

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