Church must systematically reappraise its homophobia

This is a well-written article.  Let’s hope that the Jesuit that is now “in charge” listens to a fellow Jesuit.  I am finding they are a clannish bunch and network with each other.  Just because PF wears that white cassock, underneath he wears his black pants as he always has as a Jesuit.  So maybe there is enough of it in him that he will take his fellow religious to heart.  This article is provided in full here with the express permission of the publisher, Fr Michael Kelly SJ, of Global Pulse.  Check them out.  It is a subscription venue but relatively inexpensive and the content is very good, and comes from all over the world……reyanna

By Christa Pongratz-Lippitt             July 12, 2016                 GlobalPulse on-line

A Jesuit whistleblower who in 2010 triggered tsunami-like revelations of clergy sex abuse in Europe’s German-speaking countries has called on the Church to reappraise its long-standing and still-ongoing history of homophobia.

Fr Klaus Mertes SJ, a highly regarded author and educator, made his appeal a day after Pope Francis on a June 26 return flight from Armenia said the Church needed to apologize to gay people for the way it had treated them.

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