18 October 2014
How do you say “Oops!” in Latin?
It seems now that the Vatican, in spite of Pope Francis’ pronouncements, is backing off on a relatio that would make the Roman Catholic Church more welcoming—or, at any rate, less excluding—to LGBT people.
I don’t blame Francis for this. I think he really wants to change the Church, at least to the degree that he can. He must have anticipated push-back, but I wonder if he realized just how much more conservative some bishops are than he is—or how many such bishops there are.
It’s also hard not to wonder how many of those bishops didn’t read the relatio until the news media reported it, or whether they read it more closely after hearing all of the discussion about it.
Some of those bishops are pure-and-simple homophobes who simply don’t want anyone but potential breeders in their church.
How do you say “NIMBY” in Latin?