Monday, October 13, 2014

Breaking News

News Outlets Report on "Stunning" Shift in Catholic Bishops' Stance on Gays

[At the Vatican's Synod of the Family] Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married.

– Nicole Winfield
Excerpted from "Bishops Say Gays Have Gifts to Offer Church"
Associated Press via Yahoo! News
October 13, 2014

Related Off-site Links:
New Ways Ministry Welcomes Church’s New Approach to Gay and Lesbian People – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, October 13, 2014).
Midterm Report from Synod on the Family is Unexpectedly Positive for LGBT People and Families – DignityUSA (October 13, 2014).
Vatican Stuns Catholic World with Greater Openness Toward Gays and Lesbians – Josephine Mckenna (Religion News Service via Crux, October 13, 2014).
Synod: Need for Welcoming and VALUING Gay Couples! – Terence Weldon (Queering the Church, October 13, 2014).
A "Pastoral Earthquake": Catholic Church Proposes Extraordinary Shift on Gays and Lesbians – Judd Legum (, October 13, 2014).
Vatican Signals More Tolerance Toward Gays and Remarriage – Elisabetta Povoledo (New York Times, October 13, 2014).
Vatican Proposes "Stunning" Shift on Gays – Delia Gallagher (CNN, October 13, 2014).
Synod Releases Document with New Tone, Calling for Mercy and Listening – Joshua J. McElwee (National Catholic Reporter, October 13, 2014).
Catholics React to Vatican Relatio Document's "Revolutionary" Tone on Gay Relationships – Antonia Blumberg (The Huffington Post, October 13, 2014).
The Bishops Are Catching Up to Pope Francis on Gay Rights – Christopher J. Hale (Time, October 13, 2014).
A New Welcome for Gay Catholics in the Church – Francis DeBernardo (CNN, October 13, 2014).
Family Synod's Real Work Will Be Done Over the Next 12 Months and Beyond – Robert Mickens (National Catholic Reporter, October 13, 2014).

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