Because, with the outcries from the conservative/traddy part of the Catholic blogosphere at the close of the October Synod on the Family, we were all under the impression that Pope Francis is totally laissez faire when it comes to what defines family. We all thought that the Holy Father is totally cool with divorce, remarriage, co-habitation. Now that Porsche has used the Sistine, what would be wrong with formalizing a few “alternative marital situations” in there? He’d be “down” with that, right?
“The family is being hit, the family is being struck and the family is being bastardized,” the Pope told those in attendance at the Oct. 25 audience.
He warned against the common view in society that “you can call everything family, right?”
“What is being proposed is not marriage, it’s an association. But it’s not marriage! It’s necessary to say these things very clearly and we have to say it!” Pope Francis stressed.
He lamented that there are so many “new forms” of unions which are “totally destructive and limiting the greatness of the love of marriage.”
Huh? The Pope’s Catholic?!? Who knew?
Ummmm, some of us.