Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pope Francis: Marriage Is Man + Woman

The Pope is not confused about the nature of marriage.

Pope Francis reasserted the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage on Monday, stressing the “complementarity” between man and woman – the two complete each other – and adding that “children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother.

“[T]he contribution of marriage to society is ‘indispensable,’” said the Pope.

He also condemns the inanity of queer "marriage" with that sentence, re-asserting the rights of children.

Finally, he condemns the culture of the temporary (which is inextricably related to the culture of relativity):

The Pope also said that marriage and family today “are in crisis” in part because we live in a “culture of the temporary,” where more and more people give up on marriage.

“This revolution in manners and morals has often flown the flag of freedom,” said Pope Francis, “but in fact it has brought spiritual and material devastation to countless human beings, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.”

A passing familiarity with the economic circumstances of single-parent families will confirm that.

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