Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gay Catholics laud pope’s remarks

From The Boston Globe-

Gay Catholic leaders in Boston are hailing Pope Francis’s assertion this week that Christians should apologize to gay people for marginalizing them.

But they also insist that words are insufficient: The church, they say, must change its teaching that gay sex is “intrinsically evil” and that marriage is a heterosexual union.

“I was taught by nuns that it’s not enough to say ‘I’m sorry,’ we had to make amends, and firmly commit to try as hard as we could not to make that mistake again,” said Peggy Hayes, president of Dignity/Boston, a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Catholics and their allies that worships in the South End. “I need to see that change of heart.

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