Mr Scott has hit the nail right on its shiny flat head for me this morning:
I'm not a Catholic, although I used to pretend to be one. Were I still within the bosom of Mother Church I'd be deeply reconsidering about now, as the Pope gives the least progressive elements of the Anglican church an out.
My partner is Anglican. The church he attends has co-vicars - a married couple in fact. Both of them are amazing and inspired me to have a wee re-think about my rejection of organised religion. While I've discovered that I still lack the essential element of the religious (faith) I have a lot of respect for the good work that many Anglicans, and indeed Catholics, do in the areas of social justice. I fail to see how the Vatican's basic endorsement of discrimination towards those who are not straight men can be a step forwards for humanity. For me Christianity must surely be about love, and this is so clearly not.