In The New York Times, Peter Steinfels notes that there's more to the Catholic Church's seminary project than just keeping gay men out of the priesthood:
...The Vatican instruction outlining the project contains 96 questions "as a guide" for the teams of visitors who will interview students and faculty members at approximately 200 seminaries and submit their findings to Rome....
There are no explicit questions about the seminarians' capacities for initiative, creativity or imaginative and consultative leadership....
There is no explicit question about concern for social justice, unless that could be assumed under a single reference to "apostolic zeal." By comparison, there are numerous questions specifically asking about recitation of the rosary, visits to the Blessed Sacrament, devotion to Mary and the saints and many other "exercises of piety."
A single question asks whether seminarians are being taught "a proper understanding of the role of women in ecclesial life" and "the proper models of clergy-lay cooperation." The next question makes clear that what is "proper" is to be found in statements by Pope John Paul II and his Vatican officials.
Of the 96 questions, just these two address the intellectual potential of future priests:
"Do the seminarians show an aptitude for and dedication to intellectual work?"
And "Are the seminarians capable of dialoguing, on the intellectual level, with contemporary society?" ...
In fact, that single question about dialoguing with contemporary society is followed by, "Do their studies help them to respond to contemporary subjectivism and, in particular, to moral relativism? (This question must be answered.)"
That's what we have to look forward to: a know-nothing church that's obsessed with ritual and conformity and that continues to keep women as well as gay people in their place.
Pope Benedict may not succeed in getting the Catholic Church recognized as part of the religious right, but if not, it won't be for lack of trying.
(By the way, that bit about "proper models of clergy-lay cooperation" is a euphemistic way of saying "We run everything, and the laity has to learn to cooperate." Groups that arose to confront the church on sexual abuse have called for a less top-down church, with little success.)