Open thread – Papal bat
Some quotes from Papa Ratzi’s trip to Spain…Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero did not attend the mass; his absence pissed off the Vatican.
“This is the best way to counter a widespread hedonism which reduces human relations to banality and empties them of their authentic value and beauty.” (telling politicians to honor the “traditional family”)
“All of us received from others both life itself and its basic truths, and we have been called to attain perfection in relationship and loving communion with others. The family, founded on indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, is the expression of this relational, filial and communal aspect of life.”
“In contemporary culture, we often see an excessive exaltation of the freedom of the individual.”
“At the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God.” (then gay people must be part of the loving plan, eh?)