Gay and Transgender Catholics Urge Pope Francis to Take a Stand

In The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein reports that a group of LGBT Catholics are asking the pope to take a stand on the issues of gender and sexuality that have been causing discord between Catholics and within the church. The group claims that the church in America is “in the midst of a ‘pastoral crisis’ over gay issues,” Goodstein writes. They want Francis to “acknowledge their rejection by the church, and to welcome them as full members with equal access to sacraments like baptism and marriage.”

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