Wester was one of only a handful of U.S. Bishops to attend Cardinal Blase Cupich’s “Understanding Amoris Laetitia” symposium at Boston College in October 2017. The event was attended by dozens of liberal theologians and Jesuit scholars. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta delivered a speech at the event. In his remarks, Gregory appeared to say Amoris Laetitia calls for pastors to allow communion to divorced and remarried Catholics. Pro-gay Bishop Robert McElroy was also in attendance.