I told the lovely and talented Mrs. Utah last night that the liberal Catholics (that seems an oxymoron to me) in America would have the long knives out for him for this:
Writing in a letter that called on followers to join an anti-gay marriage rally in the capital before lawmakers approved the legislation, Bergoglio said the bill was “a move by the Father of Lies which aims to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
“Let’s not be naïve, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God.”
He went on to say that the adoption of children by married gay couples – made legal by the bill – is discriminatory to children: “At stake are the lives of many children who’ll be discriminated against in being deprived of the human growth that God wanted to be given through a father and a mother.”
Here is some promising news…
The newly elected Pope Francis, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is linked to the mysterious ecumenical group Comunione e Liberazione. Bergoglio is an accomplished theologian whodistanced himself from liberation theology early in his career. He is thought to beclose to Comunione e Liberazione, a conservative lay movement.
Comunione e Liberazione grew out of the educational and catechetical methods of Don Luigi Giussani, who founded the movement. Regarded by many Italians during its early history to be a Catholic integralist and anti-Marxist political organization, today CL has an international presence beyond Italy and has shifted its energy away from partisan politics and towards cultural, charitable and educational works.
If Pope Francis is still an anti-Marxist who rejects liberation theology the American left will absolutely hate him.
I’m digging this Pope thing and thinking about converting to Catholicism - or at least Lutheranism…they seem fun.