Well, not really, I suppose. Nevertheless, it’s heartening to see that six Catholic parishes in Washington State have essentially told the Vatican’s Seattle Archbishop that they want nothing to do with collecting signatures to overturn that state’s new marriage-equality law.
One of the priests even got a standing ovation from his parishioners for expressing sentiments like this: “I deeply believe, and say this with boldness, that this approach is not in the mind of Christ.”
Good for him, for his parishioners, and for the other six parishes. The Vatican and the Bishops are on the wrong side of this issue, and the more members of their flock who say so the better.