Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Right to Marry

His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan, pastor of souls in the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Blackfen, and proprietor of the blogosphere's Hermeneutic of Continuity has done a great service in parsing what Pope Benedict XVI really said in his remarks to the Roman Rota last week.

Background: in case you missed it, the MSM got it wrong - badly wrong - when the Pope spoke to the Church's supreme appellate tribunal on Saturday of last week. Many headlines procalimed variations on the theme of "Pope denies Right to Marriage" - which is not true, while others said "Marriage is not an Absolute Right" - which is true as far as it goes, but quite beside the point of the Holy Father's remarks.

If you would have the benefit of Fr. Finigan's labors in this regard (and I really do think you ought to), click here.


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