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Former pope Benedict XVI and present pope Francis are not opposites, and Joseph Ratzinger is not a friend to tradition, in spite of the enthusiastic assertions to the contrary resurrected by the synod on the family, where we euphorically applauded bishops who voted no to the most extreme modernist positions but kept Ratzinger’s language on the subject, his still-standing prohibition against ‘discrimination’ directed at homosexual behavior. This is a position only slightly less liberal than the Synod’s rejected paragraphs, and was the potent seed, the legal door, for the two decades past of the homosexual marriage movement, who seized their chance in this chink in the Catholic defense against sodomy. To make us unable to discriminate against them on pain of sin is all they needed to win everything they wanted, an inability to discriminate against them on pain of law: no discrimination in jobs, in housing, in the military, in ‘marriage,’ and there is no leeway in the prohibition to deny them communion in the near future. With that single potent legal phrase, Ratzinger enabled the Democratic party to pursue its sex socialist agenda. Trad hero?
Rorate Caeli’s translation of Ratzinger’s first public statement following his resignation proves the point. Continue reading →