Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Follow-up to my post on natural law and same-sex couples: Cardinal Medina Estévez on gay parenting

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A few days after the post in which I argued against same-sex adoption by reason of a same-sex couple’s inability to give credible instruction in the natural law to its children, His Eminence The Cardinal Prefect Emeritus of the C.D.W.D.S. had the following things to say:

"St. Paul says that those who practice homosexuality will not see the kingdom of God, therefore, I think that a person under these conditions is not able to form values in others, even their children" …

Citing the case of CPW, a man of 35 years who obtained from the mother custody of her children and now lives with someone of the same sex, the priest pointed out that it is difficult to believe that "a bad example of that nature" does not influence children.

"If they are Christians and deny that homosexual cohabitation creates a situation which is favorable and if the children end up accepting it, it means they agree with something that goes against the morals," he stressed.

He added that the religious relativism in moral matters has gained ground in our country, and that is why they are allowing things that previously were not accepted. "There are many things that are unacceptable and that no one questions they anymore. I think the judge acted in the wrong way and I do not think that a child can be happy watching his father living against God's law, " he argued.

"In Chile we have the habit of trying to fix everything with laws, the problem is that above human laws there is the law of God, natural law and morality ... And when the laws of man and people want to evade them, they always find a way to get around them,, "he said.
Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church, A.D. 2009

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