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FaithShort Take
Bryan N. Massingale
As a gay priest, I was shocked and saddened by the Holy Father’s use of an offensive slur during a discussion with Italian bishops.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“The pope is not homophobic and never was,” the vice president of the Italian bishops’ conference said.
FaithNews Analysis
Michael J. O’Loughlin
What do you make of a pope who has embraced the L.G.B.T.Q. Catholic community, but who reportedly used a gay slur while reiterating the church’s ban on admitting gay men to seminaries?
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A day after news broke that Pope Francis had allegedly used a derogatory word in a private conversation with Italian bishops about gay men applying to Italian seminaries, the Vatican has issued an official response.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis told the Italian bishops’ conference not to allow homosexual men to enter the seminary to train for the priesthood, according to Italian media reports.
FaithNews
Gina Christian - OSV News
In an interview with Norah O'Donnell April 24 on “60 Minutes,” Pope Francis clarified that “Fiducia Supplicans” didn’t allow blessings of “the union” but of “each person.”