Pope upholds Communion, celibacy bans. Really? I didn’t know Catholics had a ban on celibacy!
Pope issues rules on Eucharist, brings back Latin Mass. The “Latin Mass” never left; but in this document he has not brought back the Missal of St. Pius V.
Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is injurious to society itself. …
Worship pleasing to God can never be a purely private matter, without consequences for our relationships with others: it demands a public witness to our faith. Evidently, this is true for all the baptized, yet it is especially incumbent upon those who, by virtue of their social or political position, must make decisions regarding fundamental values, such as respect for human life, its defence from conception to natural death, the family built upon marriage between a man and a woman, the freedom to educate one’s children and the promotion of the common good in all its forms (230). These values are not negotiable.
And that’s about it for this 31,797 word document.
But would you expect the press to get anything right when it comes to religion? I wouldn’t. Compare their treatment of this document with what they said about Veritatis Splendor.
Diogenes observes, “Somebody is obsessed with issues of sexuality, and it isn’t the Pope.”