Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gay Catholics urge Pope Francis to take a stand for inclusion of gay and transgendered people

By Laurie Goodstien

In his first year, he shocked the world with his comment, “Who am I to judge?” uttered in response to a question during an airborne news conference about his attitude toward a celibate gay priest serving in the Vatican. Pope Francis and the church in the United States are both struggling to navigate a new era. In a formal letter sent to Pope Francis at the Vatican, groups representing gay and transgender people, Catholics, and Hispanics said the church in America was in the midst of a “pastoral crisis” over gay issues and asked to meet with him while he was in the United States. [link]