In a lengthy essay strongly reaffirming the Catholic Church’s teaching on the impermissibility of divorced and remarried Catholics receiving Communion, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith also linked the validity of Catholic marriages to the couple’s openness to children – a requirement that, he said, is often sadly lacking in marriages today. (Source)
The great thing about the whole redefinition business which is going on in society today is that the Church has a chance to recover some of that nasty triumphalism that has garnered bad press in these past number of months. The fact is the Church is triumphant because Jesus is her Head and Jesus is triumphant. Why shouldn’t we be happy and glorious? We’re the champs. We got the belt…not because of our own deeds but because Jesus has deemed that we wear it. So we’re gonna wear it…the Wrestler’s Urim and Thummim of sorts. Check it out:
Anyhow, the great thing about the confusion about marriage is that the Church can step up and actually teach about what marriage is and what it is not. So decent people can be attracted to her common sense answers among an ocean of really stupid definitions and even worse rationale, not the least of which is sodomy-inspired marriage, polygamy, marriage to a dolphin or a chair. The depravity of humanity knows no boundaries.
If we get our mojo going, it’s going to be the Champ vs. the Chump, the latter being the dolt we use to see during the wrestling matches who everyone knew was going to lose to the Belt holder.