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“The first thing I’d say to them is, I love you, too. And God loves you. And you are made in God’s image and likeness. And – and we – we want your happiness.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan on New York, answering a question of what he’d say to gays and lesbians at odds with […]

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  1. Daniel Hoffman

    This is getting interesting. It’s doubtful that Cardinal Roland is stepping out of line with this which would mean a shift in tone, at the very least, and, perhaps, policy.

    There’s a tricky line here. If the Church softens its anti-gay criticism with a “hate the sin, love the sinner” stance, it can stick to its traditional teaching and still stop its opposition to employer benefits for same sex couples and issues of the sort. This leaves them open to the criticism of failing to uphold Church principles, and we can be certain they will hear it.

    “Wanting homosexuals to be happy” is a statement I’d like to hear clarified. Does that continue the expectation of de-facto celibacy for homosexuals? Some would find that a frustrating and less than happy way of life.

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