Civil unions “contrary to the common good”. Signed Benedict

… For those who believe that there should be only one Pope, finding two ‘Holinesses’ just a few lines apart is disturbing

… notes that the two ‘Holinesses’ have diametrically opposing views on the same subject

… “if a homosexual couple wants to lead a life together, the States have the possibility of supporting them civilly”

… the Church can retreat to the sacristy and celebrate its heterosexual marriages, and we will take care of redefining the common good

… Bergoglio’s statement clearly contradicts the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 2003 document

… “this is a matter that concerns natural moral law” and therefore the common good, and not simply an internal law of the Church

… “One must abstain from any kind of formal cooperation in the promulgation or application of laws that are so gravely unjust

… In this matter everyone can claim the right to conscientious objection”

… “would end up bringing about changes in the entire social organisation that would be contrary to the common good”

… “We cannot respond to this with a little moralism or even with exegetical references”

… if man, male and female, is not created by God in His image and likeness, then he is a ‘product’

… erases in society the reference to a nature that man does not give himself, but which is the fruit of God’s creative work

… Benedict has stated it again, clearly. Also to Francis


            Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s 2003