More than 120 employees of the Catholic Church in Germany publicly outed themselves as queer on Monday, saying they want to “live openly without fear” in the church and pushing for it to allow the blessing of same-sex couples.
Pope Francis took the first step to reorganize the Vatican’s doctrine office, removing the No. 2 official widely believed responsible for a controversial document barring blessings for same-sex couples.
Reading Andrew Sullivan’s collection, ‘Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021,’ made me realize I’d never heard Sullivan mentioned in conversations about Catholic writers. Why wasn’t he there? And why wasn’t I surprised?