WHAT ‘SCANDALOUS’ CHANGES COULD BE COMING TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?
Pope Francis began a week long trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay last Sunday, where he has focused much of his attention on the church’s embrace of the poor, as well as promotingecological awareness.
But on issues of the family, the pontiff hinted that “scandalous” changes could be on the Catholic Church’s horizon after bishops gather in Rome for a meeting on the topic later this year.
The meeting is a continuation of a synod that began in fall of 2014 and which addressed contentious issues, such as allowing communion for divorced Catholics and extending a welcome to people in the LGBT community.
The catechism, or official teaching, of the Catholic Church states that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered” and that people attracted to the opposite sex must remain celibate. Pope Francis signaled a more understanding…
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