It’s Friday again. Surely there must be something funny in the world today. How about checking in on the Catholic Church?
‘If homosexual relationships are intrinsically disordered, which indeed they are … then what would it mean to grandchildren to have present at a family gathering a family member who is living [in] a disordered relationship with another person?
‘If it were another kind of relationship – something that was profoundly disordered and harmful – we wouldn’t expose our children to that relationship, to the direct experience of it.
‘And neither should we do it in the context of a family member who not only suffers from same-sex attraction, but who has chosen to live out that attraction, to act upon it, committing acts which are always and everywhere wrong, evil.’
Those are the words of Cardinal Raymond Burke, speaking at a Synod of the Family in Rome. Senior Catholic figures gathered there to discuss family issues.
Cardinal Burke is not, himself, married and likely never has he ever been. It is also unlikely the cardinal has ever been engaged in a heterosexual relationship. He wears a dress and lives with a bunch of other men.
Now that is funny.