Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hold On To Your Habit, Martha!

Take a gander at this shocking news out of Vatican City yesterday:
"Catholic bishops signaled a radical shift in tone Monday about accepting gays into the church, saying they had gifts to offer and that their partnerships, while morally problematic, provided homosexual couples with 'precious' support.
"In a preliminary report, released half-way through a Vatican meeting on family life called by Pope Francis, the bishops also said the church must welcome divorcees and recognize the 'positive' aspects of civil marriages and even Catholics who cohabitate, as well as the children of these less traditional families.
"While it does not change church doctrine, the tone of the report on a host of hot-button family issues such as marriage, divorce, homosexuality and birth control was one of almost-revolutionary acceptance and understanding rather than condemnation."
Praise the Lord and pass the smelling salts.