Stay the Course?

Meeting last month in Baltimore, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a number of statements, including guidelines for the pastoral care of “persons with a homosexual inclination” and an instruction-titled “Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper”-on who should or shouldn’t receive Communion.

Overshadowed in the media reaction to the guidelines and the bishops’ “hard saying” about Communion was...

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