Talking about how the gay catholic group Dignity was effected by the 1986 "Letter to the Bishops on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Persons." The Chronicle says that "Local chapters of DignityUSA used to meet on church property, but after members publicly rejected the Vatican's 1986 letter, they were no longer welcome, said Sam Sinnett, the national president."
The letter to the bishops was released in English. Not latin or any other language. It's extremely unusual for Vatican texts to be released in English. Since the letter warns against letting gay people talk to each other, it was clearly aimed directly at Dignity. It's understandable why they would want to be perceived as having agency, but they would have been banned from catholic churches no matter what. Catholic churches are only for opposite-sex married people and celibate people. Everyone else should leave. So I did.
You know what the word "catholic" means? Universal.