“I personally asked the pope if there was a serious, important problem in the choice of the masculine over the feminine,” Lombardi said. “He told me no. The problem is this … It’s the first step of taking responsibility, of taking into consideration the risk of the life of another with whom you have a relationship. This is if you’re a woman, a man, or a transsexual. We’re at the same point,” Lombardi said.
My guess? There’s going to be a lot more clarifying on this stance in the days to come, but if this pope finally does bring Catholic sexuality into the 21st century, it will be a thing to behold.