Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, spokesman of the Holy See, to journalists assembled at the headquarters of the Association of the Foreign Press in Rome, on April 24:We used to hear, "Rome has spoken, the case is closed"; and I used to think it was only groups like the ELCA Lutherans affiliated with my erstwhile teaching post for whom incessant ambiguities and vagueness was the hermeneutical key. Now it seems every position trotted out must die the death of 1000 qualifications, until the pew peasants don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of knowing where the Church stands."[I]t is a good thing for the child to know that he has a father and a mother"; [it must be] "made clear that matrimony between a man and a woman is a specific and fundamental institution in the history of mankind. This does not prevent that other forms of union between two persons may be recognized" (emphasis added).
Monday, April 29, 2013
This is getting a bit old, as reported today: