There are two themes that ring out clearly from the hundreds — actually thousands — of stories I have read this month: first, that we all deeply desire to be known and loved by our Creator God, and second, that we all desperately need to know that the people we are closest to, our families and friends, love us just because we breathe. Pretty simple, right?
Pope Francis says Catholic church should seek forgiveness from gays
JUNE 27, 2016
The LGBT community and other marginalized groups deserve an apology from Catholics, said Pope Francis on Sunday.
Speaking to reporters on a plane en route from Armenia to Rome, Francis said that the church “must not only apologize…to a gay person it offended, but we must apologize to the poor, to women who have been exploited, to children forced into labor, apologize for having blessed so many weapons.”
“The history of homosexuals in our societies is very bad because we’ve done a lot to marginalize [them],” Cardinal Marx said.
“We Christians have to apologize for so many things, not just for this [treatment of gays], but we must ask for forgiveness, not just apologize!” he told reporters. “Forgiveness! Lord, it is a word we forget so often!”