Archbishop Italo Castellani of Lucca, Italy, has called for the Church to re-think the negative way it thinks about lesbian and gay people. On Top magazine reports on his recent conversation with reporters in which he stated:
“If all the flowers were the same, fields would lose their beauty.
“Gay. Well, I must confess, when I use this word it seems that there is an intrinsic judgment yet. I struggle to use it. Therefore, we need a cultural transition, because difference is wealth. What matters above all is the dignity of the person.”
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry