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Consensus Eludes Vatican Synod

Just as it seemed the Roman Catholic Church might ease its stance on homosexuality, bishops from around the world removed language doing just that from a new Vatican document. The final version of the document was issued Saturday at the close of a two-week assembly, or synod, of 200 Catholic bishops. An initial version released earlier in the week had spoken of "accepting" gays' sexual orientation and acknowledging that same-sex couples can provide "precious...

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