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    coming from a non-believer.  The church is more than the hierarchy.  If you want to be a Catholic, and you are clear with your own conscience, then be a Catholic and don't let them tell you that you are not. I have quite a few very close Catholic friends (and some relatives) and the authoritarian conservatives don't get to define the religion or keep it for themselves.  As far as being gay and Catholic, if you miss the church or still find yourself a believer, you might want to read Andrew Sullivan, who seems to negotiate that pretty well.  Like I say, I'm not Catholic but it offends me when those who are get forced out of something meaningful for themselves.  With all the manifest failings and flaws of the leadership, they don't have standing to push you out of your church or away from your beliefs.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 04:07:09 PM PST

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