The Vatican appears to be catching up to how many Catholics worship, at least in the United States.
In an unprecedented move, Catholic bishops took steps Monday to “welcome” gays saying they offered the church “gifts and qualities.” The church reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage, however, ground-breaking change noted that homosexuality prompted “serious reflection” and was an “important educative challenge,” The Telegraph reports.
The bishops in a midterm document from a closed door debate Monday said: “Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing them a fraternal space in our communities? “Often they wish to encounter a church that offers them a welcoming home.
“Are our communities capable of providing that, accepting and valuing their sexual orientation, without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony?”
Go to a number of Catholic Churches in Kansas City. The answer is a resounding yes.
The country is changing on LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) issues. The church needs to keep up, too.