They are accepted by the Catholic Church. They are welcome to come to Mass anytime.
Just dont expect your behavior to be accepted.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
You are 100% correct.
A brief skimming, if not full review, of the encyclical on this subject would tell anyone the same thing.
What makes the Kennedys think that they can hold great governmental positions after graduating from superior colleges and universities and not read a basic Church document?
Do your homework, lady.
Catholics such as Ms. Kennedy are well aware of Church teachings on these matters.
Out of pride and vanity however, they believe they know better than the ancient Church and believe that their rejection of her teachings and the propagation of their own false and fatal doctrines is doing what is right.
Of course, they are wrong.