Highly suspect and harshly criticized in the past, 'the loquacious Maradiaga' - as Fr. Z called him - may be emerging as a real Catholic in the eyes of the Pope Franics-critics.
No surprise here - Cardinal Maradiaga supports Catholic teaching on homosexuality and marriage:
The Honduran Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, who coordinates the Council of Nine cardinals advising the Pope on reform of the Roman Curia and Church governance, was responding to a question from a Honduran newspaper reporter who asked him whether there had been “an attempt to infiltrate the gay community in the Vatican, or a moment when that had actually happened?”
Cardinal Rodriguez replied: “Not only that, also the Pope has said there is even a ‘lobby’ in this sense. Little by little the Pope is trying to purify it.” He added: “One can understand them [members of the lobby] and there is pastoral legislation to attend to them, but what is wrong cannot be truth.”
Also in the interview with Heraldo de Honduras, Cardinal Rodriguez was asked whether the Pope would ever support same-sex “marriage.”
“No,” he replied. “We must understand that there are things that can be reformed and others cannot. The natural law cannot be reformed. We can see how God has designed the human body, the body of the man and the body of a woman to complement each other and transmit life. The contrary is not the plan of creation. There are things that cannot be changed."
The cardinal also tried to reassure readers there would be “no major” changes to doctrine as part of the Pope's reforms. “We should not expect there will be major reforms in the doctrine of the Church. The reform is the organization of the curia.” - NCRegister
Now I wonder if these people will stop with their conspiracy theories and accusations that Pope Francis is a heretic and has surrounded himself with men who seek to undermine the Church?
Perhaps apologies are forthcoming?
All right - I'll stop.
I have to quit obsessing over and responding to these blogster stories.
The new me?