- 20 октября 2014, 14:15
How do bishops keep old-school policies with such a progressive congregation? Maybe because the new liberal-ish churchgoers arent going to church anymore
On Sunday morning in Chicago, Crispin Torres was looking at the Catholic Church from the inside-out. This was outside St Gertrude Parish on the north side of town, which can be equal parts liberal and conservative, and just a few miles north of the neighborhood to which Torres had moved a few decades ago from Mexico, which is widely Catholic and has same-sex marriage laws. The 29-year-old attends regularly, he told me, and he has always felt welcomed by this church, in Chicago, if not always by the Vatican:
I take what I need out of my faith. I dont need their affirmation to feel like I am welcome. ... And I am only going to go to a church that believes I belong there.
You dont really have to follow [the Bible] word by word. ... You should follow whatever applies to your life and family.Continue reading...