"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.