It's Yule and it has been so hard to focus on work this week. Everyone should give themselves a pat on the back for getting this far. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. 2SLGBTQIA+ News This week in 2SLGBTQIA+ News, Pope Francis declared that Catholic priests can bless same sex couples, but not in conjunction with a wedding or civil union because he maintains that only one man and one woman can marry each other. What a load of bullshit. I'm not a Big 3 believer, but I did attend Catholic school as a child and went to church on occasion. Anyway, there are a lot of other options that don't involve adding the, "hate the sin, not the sinner," crap to your already challenging existence. And there are a lot of options that celebrate gay marriage just as much as straight marriage. The Catholic religion also has a bad record involving child molestation, so there is even more reason to seek spiritual and moral guidance elsewhere. Furthermore, marriage is a legal contract.