The pope wants the church to apologize to gay people for marginalizing them, while also upholding the Catechism's teaching on homosexuality. You can't apologize to people and simultaneously reassert the doctrine that harms them. That's just dysfunctional, if not downright abusive.
– Jamie Manson
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Quote of the Day – June 26, 2016
• Stop in the Name of Discriminatory Ideology!
• Oh, Give It a Rest, Papa!
• Catholic Church Can Overcome Fear of LGBT People
• "Trajectory is More Important Than the Current Status"
Related Off-site Links:
Pope Says Christians and the Roman Catholic Church Should Seek Forgiveness from Homosexuals for Past Treatment – Philip Pullella (Reuters via Religion News Service, June 26, 2016).
What Does Pope Francis Mean When He Says "Apologize"? – Kimberly Winston (Religion News Service, June 27, 2016).
Gay Catholic Groups Want the Vatican to Do More Than Apologize – Jim Yardley (New York Times, June 27, 2016).
LGBT Catholics Welcome Statement of Pope Francis That the Catholic Church Must Apologize to Gay People, But Say Apology Must Be Followed by Concrete Actions – DignityUSA (June 26, 2016).
Pope Calls for Church to Apologize to LGBT People and Others Who Have Been Marginalized – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, June 26, 2016).
Keeping Pope Francis' Comments on the LGBT Community in Context – James Martin, SJ (Commonweal, June 27, 2016).
Cardinal Marx: Society Must Create Structures to Respect Gay Rights – Sarah Mac Donald (National Catholic Reporter, June 28, 2016).
Catholic League's Bill Donohue Melts Down on CNN After Pope Tells Him to Apologize to Gays – David Edwards (Raw Story, June 28, 2016).
UPDATE: Catholics Split on the Value of Pope Francis' Call for Apology – Bob Shine (Bondings 2.0, June 29, 2016).