This past Friday I touched a bit on the expose done by Lepanto Institute regarding Teresa Matozzo, the lesbian who is the de facto "gate keeper" when it comes to decisions regarding exhibitors at the World Meeting of Families in September. It seems that it raised the neck hackles on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Lepanto issued a clarification, although they had nothing to amend. They did publish a statement issued by the Archdiocese, which could use its own clarification as it did not address the concerns broached by Lepanto.
With today's Vortex, maybe we have stumbled upon some, uhhh, "context" for the snit-fit that the Philadelphia archdiocese pitched at Lepanto. I'll post it below, but will now state the highlights. Archbishop Chaput, prelate of Philadelphia, was interviewed about the upcoming meeting. During that interview, he said participants will find programming for all types of families, including "non-traditional families", meaning situations headed by gay/lesbian couples. Well, maybe not just "couples"; could be "thruples" or a whole gang of them (perhaps with some animals thrown into the mix), but I digress.
I used the word "situations" deliberately, for they are not - repeat NOT - families! A true family has as its base one man (with XY chromosomes) and one woman (with XX chromsomes) united by the Sacrament of Matrimony in a faithful and permanent union ordered to their sanctification and the generation and rearing of children. It's a pity that one must spell it out. I remember a time when people of common sense understood that; but common sense isn't so common anymore.
With his phrase "non-traditional families", the archbishop bastardized the true meaning of the word "family". Unless the programming for these situations is based upon calling those in these situations to immediate repentance, these programs will only serve to lull such deluded individuals into a false comfort as they careen towards hell.
Given the archbishop's politically correct groveling to the gay-nazis, it's quite understandable that the Archdiocese's collective nose would have been jerked out of joint by the expose done by Lepanto; hence its ridiculous and unjustifiable diatribe.
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