Two Short Gay Catholic Whatnot Notes: An Apology (Mine) And Possible Specifics (Yours)

LOL what a terrible title.

Okay, so I did a couple speaking engagements last week, including one at the Catholic University of America (go whatever their mascot is! Doves?). At CUA I got a couple questions which I didn’t think I answered well, and which are general enough that I think it makes sense to say something about them on the blog.

One guy connected my general support for Pope Francis’s call for the Church to apologize to gay people with something I said in this Atlantic piece: “I even loved [the Church’s] tabloid, gutter-punching side, the way Catholics tend to mix ourselves up in politics and art and pop culture. (I love that side a little less now, but it’s necessary.)” So he basically asked, Is there anything in the Church’s political participation around gay rights that you think should be repented and apologized for?

Source: Eve Tushnet, at Patheos

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