Seismic shift in Rome.

Source: CNN

CNN) — It was described as a “dramatic shift” and a “bombshell.” One writer dubbed it a “stunning change.” Even the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT advocacy organization, announced a “seismic shift in Rome.” So it was all the more disheartening that the Catholic Church’s Synod of Bishops decided to backpedal on its surprisingly welcoming language for LGBT people and their families from earlier in the week with the release on Saturday of the final document from its meeting.

Or it would have been disheartening if the interim report hadn’t used theological arguments that would virtually have guaranteed that same-sex couples and their families would remain second-class citizens in the church.

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