Modern day saint? Fr. Vera certainly makes a good case.
In an interview with El País newspaper, the outspoken bishop used some of his most powerful arguments yet to show how Catholic leaders need to refine some of their language in regard to LGBT people and marriage equality. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“Q. Not long ago you baptized the daughter of a lesbian couple. What do you think about homosexuality?
“A. That is a topic that we have refused to address. The people who say homosexuals are sick are sick themselves. The Church needs to come to them not with condemnation, but with dialogue. We cannot cancel out a person’s richness just because of his or her sexual preference. That is sick, that is heartless, that is lacking common sense.
“Q. Is it not the same with abortion?
“A. I share the Church’s views on abortion, and see it as murder. The difference…
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