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Where the Pope Leads, We May Follow

Daniel Davidson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Davidson

Time will tell whether the pope's recent statement on the topic of gay people will usher in a revolution, or whether the status quo will remain, but this pope has thus far demonstrated himself to be a true leader whom I and many others can and should respect.

'Who Am I to Judge?'

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Although the pope did not suddenly change the church's view that LGBTQ people should remain celibate, whether as priests or as lay people, he did tell Christians around the world that it's time to live up to the highest values of the faith rather than descend to base disrespect for human beings.

I Take It Back! What Pope Francis Said (Part 2)

Michael Pettinger | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

While researching media reaction to Pope Francis' recent call for a "deep theology of women in the Church," I came across several pieces that got me thinking instead about the pope's comments on gays.

Awaiting the Fruits of the Pope's Southern Charm

Leonard Wrigley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Leonard Wrigley

I cannot consider the pope's words a step forward for the LGBT community as long as loving the person whom God intended for each of us to love is still seen by the Catholic Church as "sinful."

What Exactly Did Pope Francis Say?

Michael Pettinger | Posted 10.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Pettinger

Who exactly is not being judged here? Gay Vatican bureaucrats, gay priests, or gays, period? And does it really matter? At the risk of being a nitpicking professor, trained in the close-reading habits of a literary scholar, I would argue that it does matter.

Recent Profiles in Leadership

Dana Beyer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

There have been times in modern U.S. and world history when thoughtful, responsive and compassionate leadership was nowhere to be found. This past week we were treated to a sudden outburst of enlightened engagement from three people who are closely watched by millions.

Yet Another Reason Why Pope Francis Is The Greatest

Religion News Service | David Gibson and Alessandro Speciale | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion

(RNS) With his open and easygoing manner, Pope Francis charmed the media as much as the faithful during his successful visit to Brazil, the first inte...

Pope Signals Major Reversal On Gay Priests

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — A remarkably candid Pope Francis struck a conciliatory stance toward gays Monday, saying "who am I to judge" when it...