So… if minors are old enough to give consent here without their parents….

Do the math. Lawrence + Florida Supreme Court Ruling = A lot of very happy priests and their little boyfriends? Hope for Mary Kay LeTourneau’s love life? Many other fascinating permutations?

Answer: Sooner or later–yes, unless we act.

A priest friend of mine observed that even in her sins, the Church retains her charism of prophet. I begin to see what he means. More data for the “We have the bishops and clergy who reflect us” file.