Geplaatst: Di Apr 15, 2008 15:45 Onderwerp: Gay Catholics to protest pope's visit
Gay Catholics in Washington and New York have announced plans to greet Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to the United States next week
with peaceful protests and public statements declaring their intention to remain in the church, despite official teachings calling
homosexuality an objective disorder.
Members of the national gay Catholic group Dignity said they hope the popes visit will draw attention to a phenomenon that often has gone
unnoticed by the public and the media.
While the Catholic hierarchy in Rome continues to condemn homosexuality as contrary to church teachings, they point to a growing number of
Catholic parishes, priests and lay leaders throughout the U.S. who are welcoming gay people into their fold.