Thursday, October 16, 2014

Vatican Synod Bishops Water Down Gay Progress; Now Say Beauty of Marriage Deserves Center Stage

A group of Catholic bishops today (October 16, 2014) spoke out against a landmark Vatican report earlier this month calling for a more open approach to gay believers, according to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website.

On October 13, a preliminary report for a special synod of bishops in the Vatican on family matters suggested the Church should reach out to homosexuals, who have "gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community."

But the Vatican today published a fresh report summing up the reactions of 10 working groups of bishops determined to derail Pope Francis' push for reform.

A group of bishops from Africa, Asia, and Oceania said the initial report placed "too much emphasis on the problem facing the family," and wanted "the word of God, and the beauty of the Gospel of Marriage" to take center stage.

1 comment:

  1. The initial report was expected. These gay activists tried to trump the Vatican by releasing a statement to the press ahead of time. This tactic has been used by activists in the Episcopal Church USA also. The difference is that the Catholic Church will stand firm on marriage as a sacrament between a man and a woman.