It’s amazing how five simple words – “Who am I to judge?” – can change perceptions and open doors. The words came from Pope Francis to reporters on his plane back to Rome following a weeklong trip to Brazil, and the topic was homosexuality. The pope’s remarks were telling, both for what he said and what he didn’t say. I was not on the plane, but my former colleague Cindy Wooden of Catholic News Service was on board: “A gay person who is seeking God, who is of good will – well, who am I to judge him?” the pope said. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says one must not marginalize these persons, they must be integrated into society. The problem isn’t this (homose
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