National Catholic Reporter Names Gay Men ‘Persons of the Year’News: Crisis in the Church
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States they provide a "faithful public witness as gay Catholics"KANSAS CITY, Mo. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A leading Catholic newspaper has named an openly gay "couple" as their persons of the year for 2015.
Progressive newspaper the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) designated Greg Bourke and Michael DeLeon, two "married" men, as persons of the year, describing them as being "emblematic of [the] major challenge facing the Church today."
The report claims Bourke and DeLeon are a "Catholic couple who can — and do — tell the story of the benefits of same-sex marriage," noting the two are "lifelong practicing Catholics and active members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish" in Louisville, Kentucky. They provide, says the NCR, a "faithful public witness as gay Catholics."
Bourke and DeLeon, who are currently raising two children, both garnered media attention this year as plaintiffs in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Court case in June that declared homosexual "marriage" a constitutional right.