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Fri Jan 1, 2016, 11:17 PM

43. Have you stopped beating your wife? Answer yes or no.

The Catholic Church as an institution is opposed to same sex marriage.

Pope Francis has personally expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage, but he seems to be softening church positions on homosexuality, which might be part of his evolution in the direction of acceptance. This is an evolutionary process that has taken place here in the US in only the past few years. There are certainly many gay Catholic priests that he deals with every day. He might be gay himself, for all I know.

Pope Francis is also a politician in a vast bureaucracy, and works within limits, which he is attempting to change, to the best of his ability. What he publicly says might be less on this issue than he personally believes.

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