They certainly seemed to think the Synod on the Family was front page news, but of course Pope Francis didn’t publicly say anything during the synod and the secularists and progressive Catholics could fabricate whatever image of Pope Francis they wanted to – and we all know what that was.
But now Pope Francis is talking about marriage, and newsflash – it’s definitely not what the New York Times and the National Catholic Reporter were hoping for. It will be interesting to see how studiously preoccupied with other events they manage to be in order to avoid reporting it.
So what are they ignoring? What did Pope Francis say that they can’t bear to allow into their carefully crafted fairytale?
His words came at an international Marian conference. As reported by CNA:
He warned against the common view in society that “you can call everything family, right?”
“What is being proposed is not marriage, it’s an association. But it’s not marriage! It’s necessary to say these things very clearly and we have to say it!” Pope Francis stressed.
He lamented that there are so many “new forms” of unions which are “totally destructive and limiting the greatness of the love of marriage.”
…”it’s not marriage!”…”we have to say it!”…”totally destructive”
Not mincing words, are we Your Holiness?
And gosh, this is a little problematic for the whole “Pope Francis wants to change marriage but he’s being thwarted by evil conservatives” storyline, don’t you think?
Which is why the media took a field trip today. Or maybe they panicked and quarantined themselves.