Thursday, June 25, 2015

Yes, El Rushbo, "Family Separation" Can Be Moral Imperative

It is true that Pope Francis is something of a controversialist.  As a result, knee-jerk 'conservative' pundits have had a field day attempting to rip the Church.  That is not surprising, by the way; the Kapital Uber Alles crowd really dislikes all that eschatology stuff.

But I digress.

The very latest is the AFP partial-quote trumpeted by Limbaugh:

Pope Francis said Wednesday that it may be "morally necessary" for some families to split up, marking a change of tone in the Catholic Church's attitude to troubled marriages.

Really?  A "change in tone"?  Let's examine the rest of the story.

"Sometimes, [separation] can even be morally necessary, when it's about shielding the weaker spouse or young children from the more serious wounds caused by intimidation and violence, humiliation and exploitation," he said....

This is NOT "new," nor is it a "change of tone."  It is what we call Common Sense, and yes, common sense actually has a moral dimension.  

Or maybe El Rushbo thinks that wives have a 'moral duty' to stay with the husband who beats them?

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