Just yesterday, Camille posted about a draft report released this week by Catholic clergy members that was being hailed as “revolutionary” for how it treated topics like homosexuality and cohabitation. Did it deserve that label? Not so much, but that was the general perception.
Among other things, the report said “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community”… which is at least better than saying they’re sinners who should burn in hell.
But as we’ve seen the Vatican do so many times in the Pope Francis era, they were quick to walk back from even that tiny bit of progress. After conservative Catholics complained that the statement deviated from Church teachings, the Vatican issued a statement saying we shouldn’t take the document all that seriously: