Pope Francis Says Church Should Ask Forgiveness From Gays & Others

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Pope Francis says Christians must ask forgiveness from gays and lesbians and those they have mistreated. St. JPII asked forgiveness on behalf of the Church from: the unborn, women, indigenous people, Jews, the poor, and immigrants. Catholic News Agency has the story. Crux: Pope Backs Apology to Gays, Says Not Just Them. NY Times: Church Should Apologize. NPR’s take after the jump:

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Any Liberals for Religious Freedom?

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We are in favor of protecting the rights of gays and lesbians and in favor of protecting the rights of religious minorities. Peter Steinfels writes in Commonweal about the misplaced outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Any Liberals for Religious Freedom? And Conor Friedersdorf writes on the same topic in The AtlanticThe Misdirected Zeal of Same-Sex Marriage Converts

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