Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia (yes, this Paglia) has praised the pope's mutilation of the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, saying that its new focus on Amoralis Lamentia is a "revamping of pro-life efforts". Well, at least he's being honest. Oh by the way, Paglia is the chancellor of the new JP II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences.
But the honesty did not continue. He let loose with this whopper: "The real revolution there happened under John Paul II, not Francis, which hasn’t really yet been understood. You have to remember that before Familiaris Consortio, it wasn’t that the divorced and remarried just couldn’t get Communion, it was they were practically excommunicated and expelled." That's simply not true. The divorced and remarried, although engaged in the mortal sin of adultery, were not excommunicated and/or expelled. To assert that they were is simply a lie.
He also asserted that he won't "let anyone be more pro-life than me". Oh, dear! That will only allow those who are at best tepid on matters of intrinsic evils against life to join his strange little organization.
He indicates that this newly-bastardized organization will dwell on immigration, death penalty, etc etc. Doesn't that sound like "seamless garment" garbage to you? It does to me! Now wait a minute! From where else have we heard that the pro-life movement must assume "seamless garment" trappings? Yes! It has reared its ugly head in the U.S.! See here and here. How "coincidental" that we'd be hearing about "revamping the pro-life movement" from these two seemingly disparate sources. Maybe it is a coincidence - and then again, maybe not! I'd put nothing past these progressives.
PS: I used the phrase "seamless garment garbage" in the last paragraph. Moving forward, I believe I'll shorten it to "seamless garbage".
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