Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Greece trumps same sex marriage in Pope's worries. . .
The Pope spoke out at length upon ecology and our stewardship of the earth. The Pope has spoken out in formal and off hand comments on a host of subjects. He called a Synod to discuss marriage, family, divorce, and same sex marriage with mixed signals that ended up disappointing everyone. He has time to talk to people on the phone about individual problems but in the face of Ireland's vote and the SCOTUS decision in the US, Pope Francis has failed to use his bully pulpit to insist that vote and judicial decision cannot nullify God's creative will and to stand boldly and positively for marriage as it has always been understood in the face of those who are changing God's design. It makes you wonder what he worries about at night and what occupies the front of his desk in the daytime. He worries about Greece's economic problems but he has yet to show the forceful and cohesive leadership of natural law and Christian witness as he might. Disappointing to say the least. . .