A shift in tone from the Catholic Church?


Guests: Elizabeth Dias, Father James Martin and Michael Viola

On Monday, Catholic bishops from around the world meeting in Rome released a report suggesting a change of tone in how the Church views gays and lesbians. The Bishops were clear that there was no movement regarding official doctrine but did say that Catholics should be more welcoming of gays and lesbians and also more accepting of couples living together before marriage and those who are divorced. Joining us to talk about the implications of the report, what happens next and what it all means for the Catholic Church are Jesuit priest FATHER JAMES MARTIN and MICHAEL VIOLA, president of Dignity/Philadelphia, a community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender Catholics and their families. We’ll also hear from Time religion correspondent ELIZABETH DIAS.

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