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October 23, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Catholic Church and gays: Bishops are acting childish

So, U.S. Catholic bishops resist the pope’s welcoming message to gays and divorced Catholics [“Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split,” Nation & World, Oct. 18]. Wow. Who saw that coming?

Not that the pope’s message was all that remarkable: “Be nicer to those we’ve tormented for the last two thousand years.” Of course, decent folks have been doing that for some time. It was almost as if the pope was asking us to affirm him in a tentative footstep toward simple humanity.

Of course, the bishops couldn’t handle that. The sheep concluded long ago that their purported shepherds were clueless and they were on their own. The American Catholic bishops have all the moral grandeur of a bunch of 8-year-old boys defending their tree house from those they don’t like and refuse to understand.

David M. Buerge, Seattle

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