I’m a Catholic and have to admit that I’m not sending Pope Francis a Christmas card. I think he’s suffering from the effects of going from, to mix metaphors, a big fish in a small pond (Argentina? Really?) to a little meatball in a big plate of spaghetti. His statements are confusing the faithful and encouraging the enemies of faith, like, for instance, what your are about to read. His synod on the family a epic fail. I don’t think he will be favorably remembered once he’s passed from the scene. Having said that, his theology is very orthodox and so it was utterly horrific reading the utterly horrific Vox explanation of a statement by Pope Francis. To write the article they selected a homosexual writer (which differs from a writer who happens to be homosexual) named Brandon Ambrosino. I’m guessing that Ambrosino’s Italian surname makes him an authority in Catholic theology (he attended Liberty University, hardly a hotbed of Romishness). These are the people who found the bridge linking the West Bank to the Gaza strip.
At a conference on the Complementarity of Men and Women in Rome, Pope Francis set left wing heads in full-Linda-Blair mode:
“The family is the foundation of coexistence and a remedy against social fragmentation,” the Pope said at the opening of an inter-religious conference in Rome on marriage.
“Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child’s development and emotional maturity.”
He also condemned divorce, saying it had brought “spiritual and material devastation to countless human beings, especially the poorest and most vulnerable”. There was “mounting” evidence that the decline of marriage led to increased poverty “and a host of other social ills,” particularly for women and children, the Pope said.
Amborsino is tasked to explain to the lumpen proletarian “What did Pope Francis mean when he said children should grow up with a father and mother?” Interesting because I would have thought turning to a dictionary would have cleared up what the really big words “father” and “mother” mean. But then you wouldn’t need Voxsplaining:
As many theologians and commentators are pointing out, the most important part of Francis’ lecture was this:
When we speak of complementarity between man and woman in this context, let us not confuse that term with the simplistic idea that all the roles and relations of …read more