Catholics Struggling With Same-Sex Attraction Rebuke Francis Over Fiducia Supplicans

A group of faithful Catholics who live with the cross of same-sex attraction have written an open letter to Pope Francis, rebuking the pontiff for Fiducia Supplicans and the message it sends at “at the expense of truth.”

Dated “Ash Wednesday,” the letter first appeared in Italian on the “Omosessuali cattolici, le loro famiglie e i loro amici (Homosexual Catholics, their families and their friends)” blog site. In an obvious play on words, the group titled their letter Veritas Supplicans, “Begging for Truth.”

Like many same-sex attracted Catholics around the world, the group of Italians heroically reject homosexuality and instead choose day in and day out to live chaste lives.

And while many are struggling to find the right words to express the sense of betrayal and outrage they’re now experiencing — myself included — this group has penned a beautifully worded yet stinging commentary on some of the harms inflicted by the Holy See’s infelicitous publication of Fiducia Supplicans.

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