Vatican approves conservative document and Cardinal Dolan stresses strictness of church doctrine
Rome ( ABC + DIPLOMAT.SO) – New York Archbishop Timothy Cardinal Dolan dismissed Sunday the idea that the Catholic Church was on the verge of a revolution in its views of gay marriage.
Responding to a draft put out by the Vatican last week that signaled a shift toward being more open to homosexuality, Dolan pressed that the Church’s position on the issue remained strict.
“You got overwhelming agreement on things: First of all on the definition of marriage, given us by God and faithfully handed on by the church — one man and one woman, lifelong, life-giving, faithful, bringing about new life with children — enthusiastic response to that,” Dolan said on ABC’s “This Week.”
When asked by host George Stephanopoulos whether what was occurring in Rome was an “evolution, not a revolution,” Dolan concurred.
That’s a good way to put it, I like that,” he said.
The Vatican on Saturday ultimately rejected much of the language in the original draft that suggested the Church could grow more open to homosexuality, approving instead a watered-down document that simply outlined traditional positions on marriage and same-sex relationships.
The initial 11-page draft released Monday called for the embrace of divorced Catholics and the recognition of the positive contributions to the Church made by people in nontraditional relationships.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com