Monday, April 22, 2013

Former papal MC comes out for same-sex unions, trashes Benedict XVI’s pontificate

... as Fr. Z. reports HERE (WDTPRS, April 22, 2013).

And so the post-Benedictine onslaught begins ...

As reported by Vatican Insider, Archbp. Piero Marini, head of the office that organizes Eucharist Congresses, while speaking on Costa Rica recently, declared:
It is necessary to recognize the union of persons of the same sex, because there are many couples that suffer because their civil rights aren’t recognized. What can’t be recognized is that this union is equivalent to marriage.
Commenting on Pope Francis, he said:
It’s a breath of fresh air; it’s opening a window onto springtime and onto hope. We had been breathing the waters of a swamp and it had a bad smell. We’d been in a church afraid of everything, with problems such as Vatileaks and the paedophilia scandals. With Francis we’re talking about positive things. [And] there’s a different air of freedom, a church that’s closer to the poor and less problematic.
Rorate Caeli takes this to be "a public trashing of Benedict XVI." Read more here >>