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Arts & CultureCatholic Movie Club
John Dougherty
What makes a family a family: that they look like the model, or the way that they love each other?
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Lorenzo Michele Noè Caruso wrote to Pope Francis after seeing reports that the pope had used a homophobic slur when telling members of the Italian bishops’ conference to exercise caution in admitting gay men to seminaries.
The context of the incident, the Vatican’s response, and the implications for L.G.B.T.Q. Catholics.
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?