More from the official newspaper of the Italian Bishops Conference Avvenire, which recently defended the kiddie-porn laden movie “Cuties”.
Avvenire promoted a pro-sodomy book by a priest and moralist, Fr Aristide Fumagalli, L’amore possibile. Persone omosessuali e morale cristiana (Cittadella, Assisi … Possible love. Homosexual persons and Christian morality). The book seems to argue that homosexual acts are moral depending on the persons involved and there ought not be a standard applied to all people. Interpretation: it might be sinful for Karen and Becky but acceptable for Adam and Steve. Avvenire explains – positively – that this isn’t an overturning of moral teaching, because doctrine is not a “monolith fixed for all for all time”.
The official paper of the Italian Bishops Conference.
Also, the piece points out that the Preface was penned by the Bishop of Albano, Most Rev. Marcello Semeraro. He is interviewed in the Avvenire piece. In response to a question which included a line about homosexuality being a “Christianly possible gift”, the bishop says: “I deliberately resort to the words chosen by Francis in Amoris Laetitia for the simple fact that they seem to me not to be reserved for just one area of ??pastoral care, but are rather capable of delineating a truly “integral” pastoral project.” And… “The important task this volume seeks to understand is to what extent the two pillars of the doctrine about sexuality and marriage is very important: the procreative purpose and sexual intercourse within the male-female polarity, are applicable to the homosexual condition.”
Unless a change took place that I missed, Bp. Semararo is the secretary of the commission of cardinals (aka Gang of Nine) appointed to advise Francis on the government of the Church.
I note that the infamous footnote of Amoris seems to say that not all divorced and remarried couples (objective adulterers) are equal and some can be admitted to Communion based on their own discernment with “accompaniment”. Remember how Card. Kasper suggested that there were couples who could be “tolerated but not accepted”.