In Laudato Sii, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, the pontiff has a number of quotations which are worth noting for Catholic LGBT advocates. Although the context of his comments are the environment, if Pope Francis would apply the same reasoning behind these quotes to LGBT issues, we would be moving toward a church of greater equality.
Here are some worth noting:
Paragraph 13: “Young people demand change. They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded.” As today’s earlier Bondings 2.0 post reported, young people are also demanding change on LGBT issues, and “the sufferings of the excluded” is a main motivation for their call for change.
Paragraph 14:“We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”
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