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Pope’s Endorsement of Gay Civil Unions: Two Narratives Emerging

Pope’s Endorsement of Gay Civil Unions: Two Narratives Emerging.

A Classic Demonstration of their Divide & Conquer/Problem > Reaction > Solution

(All mentioned below play on the same team!)

1) Pope’s Endorsement goes against Church Teaching:

- Card Müller
- Abp Viganò, who in his Declaration told of their plan and goal.
- Bp Tobin
- Bp Joseph Edward Strickland
- Fr Gerald E. Murray
-
Deacon Nick Donnelly

2) (Nothing to see here; old news) Pope’s Endorsement refers to the Civil Realm and touches nothing on Church teaching on Marriage:

- Pope Francis, Cardinal Parolin, and the Vatican.
- Seán Patrick Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
- Abp Cordileone
- Abp Víctor Manuel Fernández
- Bp Zubik
- Bishop Raúl Vera of Saltillo
- Bp Anthony B. Taylor of Little Rock
- Fr John Hunwicke
- Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council (KCBC)
- Bp Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D. and the entire Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
- John Allen Jr
- Austen Ivereigh
Hugh N. Cry
Exactly!
De Profundis
Conservative defenders of Pope Francis say:
- He was misquoted
- Taken out of context
- Bad translation
- Media bias
- Dog ate the homework
- And you don’t understand the subtleties.

‘Progressive’ friends of the Pope say:
- He meant exactly what he said
- It’s new
- It’s wonderful
- Church teaching has changed
Hugh N. Cry
Bingo!