What Would You Say to Pope Francis about LGBT Issues in the Church?

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A few months back, the Jesuit-weekly America asked high-profile Catholics ranging from Stephen Colbert to Professors M. Shawn Copeland and James Keenan, SJ, what they would say to Pope Francis if they were afforded five minutes with the pontiff.

Now, as Pope Francis’ U.S. visit, including the World Meeting of Families, and the Synod of Bishops in October approach, Bondings 2.0 is asking our readers:

“What would you say to Pope Francis about LGBT issues in the church?”

To generate your own thoughts for the ‘Comments’ section below, here is a sampling of responses from the Americapiece.

First, Arthur Fitzmaurice of the Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry appeals to the pope to tell LGBT people God loves them — a needed corrective to church leaders withholding this message for too long, often with devastating effect:

“Holy Father, I do not believe God loves me. No matter what I…

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