The news today has the Vatican backtracking on the positive statements about gay people and same sex relationships made yesterday in a working report from the Family Synod. CNN is saying this and quoting Cardinal Burke that the document has no foundation in scripture.
In a significant development from Friday, Pope Francis has added six progressives from four continents to work on the final document. This is after the conservatives elected several of their own to the same committee.
UPDATE...10/15/14: Cardinal Burke is an Aristotelian and Thomistic idiot. I think Aristotle and Thomas would at least begin with the real world and human experience. It also sounds like Burke has breathing difficulties. Burke just rattles on with, it seems no knowledge of experience or life.
At about 1:40 Burke talks about someone living a disordered relationship with another person. Then, it seems he only presumes that this relationship is centered and focused around acts that are evil and wrong. Can he say what he means? What acts? How does he know? That is about point 2:15. Then Burke, I think in total ignorance and with absolutely no knowledge of any persons in a same sex relationship, has the audacity to say the people in these relationships are unhappy. 2:35...How does he know? Has he talked to any gay or lesbian couples?
The people I know and have known in same sex relationships are very happy. My guess is they are not sex maniacs engaging in, what Burke calls, acts that are evil and wrong. I have to admire whoever wrote those lines in the relatio about the sacrifice in the lives of gay and lesbian couples.
UPDATE 2....10/17/14...Cardinal Burke exiled to an island in the Mediterranean.