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Rome’s “Welcome” to Homosexuals

Elephant Head,24274097_sIn early October, a draft of a Vatican synod report on family life spoke of “welcoming [homosexuals] . . . to a fraternal place in our communities [emphasis added].”

Criticism came quickly from many quarters, including some of the bishops who had participated in the synod. Just as quickly, the wording in English was softened to “providing [homosexuals] . . . a place of fellowship in our communities [emphasis added].” In the Italian version, however, the word accogliere—literally, “welcome”—was left unchanged.… Read More