07 March 2018, The Tablet

God’s ‘masterpiece’ without harmony: the Pope's approach to sex and gender has disappointed many LGBT Catholics

by Jamie L. Manson

God’s ‘masterpiece’ without harmony: the Pope's approach to sex and gender has disappointed many LGBT Catholics
 

The first months of Francis’ pontificate seemed to usher in winds of change. The provocative gestures, such as the washing of women’s feet during his first Holy Thursday liturgy and the stunning use of the phrase “Who am I to judge?” when asked about gay men and women, gave me hope that change might be about to blow through the Church and rattle entrenched attitudes around gender roles and sexuality.

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