Latest News Wires Vatican: Gays and divorcees have gifts to offer the Catholic church

The Vatican synod has discussed applying the 'law of gradualness' in difficult family situations, such as gay relationships, civil divorce, cohabitation, and birth control. The concept encourages pastors to meet people where they are.

By , Associated Press

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Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church and should be accepted and that there are "positive" aspects to a couple living together without being married.