WEB Notes: There is of course forgiveness for divorce, however there is not for a homosexual act in the flesh anyway. How can someone get it so wrong? This is what happens when we stay outside of God’s Word and try and think how wise we are. God said in the Old Testament homosexual acts are an abomination and He said it in the New Testament as well (Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.
He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, divorced Catholics and other people living in what the church considers “irregular” situations.
“A pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws … as if they were stones to throw at people’s lives,” Francis writes in a sweeping paper outlining his stance on family matters.