Since faith is one, it must be professed in all its purity and integrity". Pope Francis/Pope Benedict

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Lumen Fidei and the rejection of gender-ideology

A further passage of note, from Pope Francis' encyclical, Lumen Fidei (already forgotten and/or ignored) may enlighten us to the Catholic response to gender ideology, of which a main component is the promotion of the idea that sexual differentiation is not a unique sign of God's goodness (hence, homosexualism outside the Church; homoheresy within the Church as a "theological" position taken in varying degrees by members of the clergy). 

"The first setting in which faith enlightens the human city is the family. I think first and foremost of the stable union of man and woman in marriage. This union is born of their love, as a sign and presence of God’s own love, and of the acknowledgment and acceptance of the goodness of sexual differentiation, whereby spouses can become one flesh (cf. Gen 2:24) and are enabled to give birth to a new life, a manifestation of the Creator’s goodness, wisdom and loving plan. Grounded in this love, a man and a woman can promise each other mutual love in a gesture which engages their entire lives and mirrors many features of faith. Promising love for ever is possible when we perceive a plan bigger than our own ideas and undertakings, a plan which sustains us and enables us to surrender our future entirely to the one we love. Faith also helps us to grasp in all its depth and richness the begetting of children, as a sign of the love of the Creator who entrusts us with the mystery of a new person"

Pope Francis

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