Couples who have been "living in sin" and women who had children out of wedlock will be married by Pope Francis at a ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday, in a further sign of his determination to make the Catholic Church more inclusive and compassionate.
Ah...no. Like gays have always been marching in parades, the Catholic Church has been marrying couples who live together and have children out of wedlock all along.
The idea is to ask the right questions that lead to those revelations and then teach the substance that leads them to Sanctifying Grace.
There are some important quotes missing from this story. (Here is an article that carried the story in its entirety)
Here's the important quote:
While cohabitation is not in itself a canonical impediment to marriage, it is contrary to the church's teaching on marriage and sexual love. The church urges that pastoral ministers help couples preparing for marriage by showing them the witness of Christian family life in such a way as they may regularize their situation before their wedding ceremony.
Doesn't matter what their situation is when they approach Christ's Church. If they are willing to regularize and enter the Sacrament in a state of Sanctifying Grace, it is the beautiful practice of our religion.