Pardon me if I continue to take a 'wait and see' approach with the developments of the Church synod.
I feel no need to defend everything coming out of it - and I'm already on record as regarding Cardinal Kasper to be a pretty obvious quisling who I trust about as far as I can throw. I am not so naive as to lack awareness that progressives are absolutely enamored with being "subversive", and that they dive for double-talk to advance their agendas whenever possible. They manipulated and abused Vatican II, and they're hoping for another go at that kind of damage-doing.
At the same time, I am not going to panic at every suggestion that there should be a new way of communicating church teaching to a casually sinful public. I think social conservatives have largely done a bad job on this front (with some high points, admittedly), and a need for a new approach - not a new teaching, but new approach - is in order. Moves like this come with risks, but refusing to move has risks associated with it as well. So it's not like I'm in the camp where people are insisting that the only thing the Church should do is repeat what we all know, in the exact same way we've said it before, and act like that's all we can do.
So when I see the document talking about valuing the contributions homosexuals can make to the Church, I just shrug - sure they can make contributions. Sex ain't one of those contributions, but that's also (contra the LGB jackboots) not necessarily a central part of a gay person's existence anyway. Can something 'good' be found in a same-sex relationship? Yeah, I suppose, in the same way that something good can come from the relationship a guy has with the girlfriend he beats on a regular basis. He may well be supportive of her, nice and a genuinely good guy the 75% of the time where he's not drinking or knocking her around. It's not letting him off the hook the 25% of the time, but good is good.
I'm probably not wording things the way Kasper would prefer, but I really do not care.
The point is that, while I'm obviously waiting for the other shoe to drop, I'm actually willing to go along with a certain amount of olive-branch-extending. In fact, that's not me making a concession - I believe this anyway. There is - there truly is - good to be found in bad, even perverse relationships at times, and I don't need to ignore or forgive the bad to recognize as much. On the flipside, there's also BAD to be found in such relationships, and no amount of good can change that. Sin is sin, and you can't barter your way out of that.
I also admit, I realize that nothing short of a total capitulation is going to please the progressives anyway, so in a way some of this is moot. Try telling a progressive that as a Catholic you think there can be some positive aspects to a same-sex relationship, except all the sex is sinful and of course the whole thing can never rise to the level of sanctity that a traditional marriage can. Let me know how happy they are, except you won't be able to because you'll be too busy dealing with them trying to get you fired for your hate speech.