The moral voice of the third world Admin Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Pope Francis urges openness to the “peripheries” of the globe. But then it cannot be Germany and France that establish the Church’s teaching and practice on gay marriage and communion for the remarried. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.