Bishop Wall examines the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 16, in which Jesus designates Peter as the first Pope.
“Don’t sit on the fence of indifference when it comes to care for our brothers and sisters, especially those who are most vulnerable.”
Following one's moral conscience can be challenging at the best of times, but even more so during election season. How to best combine our religious obligations with our civic duties?
Pope Francis’ remarks may appear to propose a “middle ground” that would grant the legal protection of those with same-sex attraction who have formed a life together. This is a pastoral proposal, given on a practical level (a prudential judgement), which does not change the Church’s teaching.