Focus on family unites Catholics with other faiths in Philadelphia

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"Not Just Good, but Beautiful," a new book reflecting on families from different faith perspectives, is being released at the World Meeting of Families. Photo by Kimberly Winston

"Not Just Good, but Beautiful," a new book reflecting on families from different faith perspectives, is being released at the World Meeting of Families. Photo by Kimberly Winston

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PHILADELPHIA (RNS) A new book reflects not only Pope Francis' focus on the family, but also a spirit of ecumenism felt at the World Meeting of Families and beyond.

  • Larry

    “The book takes a traditional perspective known as “complementarianism,” which holds that men and women have different, but complementary, roles in the family, in the church and in the world.”

    …And therefore equality or fair treatment of women is ungodly.

    “The family is not a right or a left thing. It is an us thing.””

    …Except if you are opposing the legal right for some people to create a family.
    The definition of “us” is remarkably selective for the likes of people like Warren and Alvare. It includes denigrating those whose families do not conform to the “nuclear” type they wish to extol. S1utshaming single parents is as much a part of the Christian conservative shtick as attacking gay families.

    Their definition of family is very much a right wing thing.

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  • Faith Contender

    For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.
    Romans 1; 26-27, Holy Bible; Word of GOD.
    Homosexuality IS a sin. If you want to argue with God, I will swiftly get out of the way so the lightening will not come near me…

  • Larry

    You want to use your religious faith to justify acting like a malicious immoral person, so be it. Its your opinion, you are welcomed to it. Just don’t expect it to be respected or that others need to abide by it.

    You chose to accept a religious belief and interpretation of scripture (out of so many) to justify acting badly to others. Nobody has to accept that your view is the only one out there. The only person claiming one world religion is yourself. You are claiming to have sole authority of the interpretations of God’s word.