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Tone of family document energizes Catholics

PITTSBURGH When a summit of bishops issued a document Monday that sounded like a choral echo of Pope Francis affirming that gay and other couples outside of church-sanctioned marriages can show sacrificial love and commitment the Rev. Kris Stubna said he was excited and unsurprised. He said the document reflected what Roman Catholic leaders have had to face for years: that it "would be a terrible thing to simply reject someone because their state of life may not be consistent with the fullness of Catholic teaching." Father Stubna, pastor of St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh, said many couples seeking to be married at the cathedral are already living together. "If you had...

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