By LOUISE KIRK
It wasn’t done on purpose, of this Archbishop Bruno Forte assures us, but there they were, the ringing words of Christ Himself read out in every Catholic church throughout the world on the first day of the Family Synod:
“It was because you were so unteachable that [Moses] wrote this commandment for you. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. This is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.”
Pope Francis has repeatedly assured us that the task of the synod is to be all encompassing, to consider every aspect of family, without being tied down to knotty matters, including divorce, cohabitation, and homosexuality. These “tricky” questions were all designed to come up for discussion in Week 3, presumably so that they would not overshadow other discussion (some say also to facilitate adopting a liberal agenda for lack of time and energy) but they have been thrust upon the fathers from the beginning.
The proud emergence at the synod’s beginning of Msgr. Krzysztof Charamsa, a member of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, as a homosexual with his lover has further directed attention. … Continue Reading