Gay Catholic Voices
Controversy regarding the Church’s approach to the acceptance of gay people arose at the recent Catholic Church Synod.
A draft report issued halfway through the meeting had called for greater openness towards homosexuals and divorced Catholics who have remarried. But those paragraphs were not approved, and were not in the final text.
The report will inform further debate before the synod reconvenes in larger numbers in a year’s time.
The Pope said the full draft document, including the rejected paragraphs, should be published and made a powerful appeal to traditionalists not to lock themselves within the letter of the law.
Miriam Gormally met James Alison a Catholic Christian theologian and priest, who identifies as gay. He was at the video launch of “Gay Voices in Church” and he spoke afterwards about the significance of the Synod.