VATICAN CITY-Hey, who says the Catholic Church is rigid? Look who's coming out in support of gays and lesbians. That's right, looks like the progressive pope is making strides again.
Pope Francis and 200 other bishops, cardinals and priests met to discuss the topic of modern families in the Catholic Church. The group focused on topics like divorcees and gays.
So, here's something that could make Catholics drop to their knees, the Vatican is considering allowing churches to open their doors to gays. Welcome to the 21st Century!
The Vatican says gays have quote, "gifts and qualities to offer the Christian community."
Okay, so this isn't exactly a revelation from Pope Francis, you'll remember in 2013, he said this about the gay community: "if a person is gay and accepts the lord and has good will, who am I to judge them."
But don't expect to see gay weddings in Catholic Churches just yet. Although this sudden shift seems to be more accepting of sexual orientation, the church still calls homosexual acts "intrinsically disordered" and asks the gay community to live in chastity. The church still stands by its doctrine that marriage should be between a man and woman.
But marriage between man and woman doesn't always work. So, there's also talk about letting divorced couples take communion.
Well, it's still too early to know if all this preaching will be put into practice, but maybe it'll come to pass on a wing and a prayer?