Catholic bishops recognize ‘gifts’ of homosexuals, ponder if Church is ready for gay marriage

October 13, 2014 2:14 PM

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VATICAN CITY – Catholic bishops are showing remarkable openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and that there are “positive” aspects of a couple living together with being married.

A two-week meeting of bishops on family issues arrived at its half-way point Monday with a document summarizing the closed-door debate so far. No decisions were announced, but the tone was one of almost revolutionary acceptance rather than condemnation, with the aim of guiding Catholics toward the i...

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