15. okt. 2014
Corrie Mitchell: A Q&A with Jesuit priest Father Jim Martin on the Pope’s meeting with the bishops -
For those who’ve come to expect from Pope Francis a shift in tone toward mercy and acceptance, his current Vatican assembly does not disappoint. The 12-page report released midway through this landmark two-week meeting of Roman Catholic bishops is already stirring up controversy with its amiable language regarding gay people, divorce, and unmarried couples.
But, what do its contents — which include an acknowledgement that gay people “have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community” and a discussion of the “positive aspects of civil unions and cohabitation” — actually mean?
We checked in with Father James Martin, SJ, (Twitter, Facebook) a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage, about the implications of the synod and the interim report it has produced. So, here are five thoughts about what this landmark meeting means (and could mean) for the future of the Catholic Church:
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