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Do you hope that this unexpected gesture can change the minds of the many people that deem you as being messengers of a gender
One of the most seminal moments of Pope Francis' papacy thus far was his response to a question about gay priests in 2013
My imaginary friend Stella and I, having fled an Italy crushed by inequity, thought at the time that there was precious little to lose. But Italy is changing. For real. And Stella and I are changing along with her. For us it's a wonderful breath of fresh air to realize that there is still a country we can return to, and for which we can still have hope.
“As ‘one flesh’, they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity,” he said
In an interview with an Italian newspaper, Pope Francis made some noteworthy comments about the Catholic church and same-sex civil unions.
In the new Italian report, the pope also spoke of the church's teachings on contraception. The interviewer asked the pope
“The pope has opened a dialogue, he’s not decided anything yet and now he’ll let us discuss,” Cardinal Walter Kasper, a German
Additionally, he has targeted the scandal-prone and notoriously secretive Vatican Bank: He appointed a commission to investigate
Catholicism is fundamentally constructed of a doctrine that very concretely determines the way of life and church politics. But Francis shows little nerve for change when it comes to this doctrine.
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The Pope's remarks have definitely made an impact, as some Catholic lawmakers who were initially undecided about the bill
Although I'm not a Roman Catholic, it is time for me to go to confession and acknowledge that my fears may have been misplaced about Pope Francis.
What's critical to realize -- lest we believe that Christian doctrine actually compels its adherents to condemn gay people -- is that anti-gay religious sentiment has always been a matter of tone and focus, so a change here is both the best we're likely to get and possibly all that's really needed.
"I think he's magnificent," she wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. No, not at all. History doesn't need my help. I'm
Pope Francis' Catholic Church isn't abandoning its anti-LGBT beliefs; it's just going to talk about them less often. The pontiff's comments were a response to the shifting politics around LGBT issues, not a new policy of inclusion. They are, at most, a change of style, not one of substance.
In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.
To be sure, Popes do not change doctrine in off-the-cuff airplane interviews. The Catechism remains today as it was yesterday -- equal parts condemnation and conciliation. But something has changed, decisively so. And that is tone.
Pope Francis has strictly dedicated himself to humility, rejecting many of the privileges and perks that come with the Roman
By Steve Scherer The pope met the French delegation of parliamentarians, who are members of a "Friendship Group" with the
Having railed against gay marriage back when he was in Argentina, only to lose that battle, he may be seeing that the handwriting is on the wall and that he's got better things to do. And that can only be a loss for anti-equality advocates who hoped the pope would loudly lead their crusade.