Catholic Church’s new ‘positive tone’ an illusion

Over the last few days the Roman Catholic Church has been the recipient of much undeserved positive press over a new report issuing from a two week long meeting of bishops concerning pastoral care for families and the treatment of LGBTQ people. Headlines blared “Southern New England Catholics welcome [new] tone from Vatican” and the positive, more open and less judgmental heard in early excerpts of the document leaked to the press were credited to the influence of Pope Francis.

Steve Ahlquist