This is for anyone who might claim that the Pope is "liberal" when it comes to the definition of marriage, emphasis mine:
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM
ON THE COMPLEMENTARITY BETWEEN MAN AND WOMAN
SPONSORED BY THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH
Monday, 17 November 2014
3. It is necessary to insist on the fundamental pillars that govern a nation: its intangible assets. The family is the foundation of co-existence and a guarantee against social fragmentation. Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's growth and emotional development. This is why, in the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, I stressed the “indispensable” contribution of marriage to society, a contribution which “transcends the feelings and momentary needs of the couple” (n. 66). And this is why I am grateful to you for the emphasis that your colloquium has placed on the benefits that marriage can provide children, the spouses themselves, and society.
In these days, as you reflect on the complementarity between man and woman, I urge you to emphasize yet another truth about marriage: that the permanent commitment to solidarity, fidelity and fruitful love responds to the deepest longings of the human heart. Let us think especially of the young people who represent our future: it is important that they should not let the harmful mentality of the temporary affect them, but rather that they be revolutionaries with the courage to seek strong and lasting love, in other words, to go against the current: this must be done. I would like to say one thing about this: we must not fall into the trap of being limited by ideological concepts. The family is an anthropological fact, and consequently a social, cultural fact, etc. We cannot qualify it with ideological concepts which are compelling at only one moment in history, and then decline. Today there can be no talk of the conservative family or the progressive family: family is family! Do not allow yourselves to be qualified by this, or by other ideological concepts. The family has a force of its own.
May this colloquium be a source of inspiration for all who seek to support and strengthen the union of man and woman in marriage as a unique, natural, fundamental and beautiful good for people, families, communities and societies.
In the same context I would like to confirm that, God willing, I will go to Philadelphia in September 2015 for the Eighth World Meeting of Families.
Don't be fooled by the liberal media: Pope Francis is no "liberal" when it comes to defining family as that of being anything but between one man and one woman.
Does the pope set the standard for the world as well as the church?
No, God set the standard for the world in the beginning. The Pope is merely carries forward that teaching and proclaims it to the world.
Who will be at this world meeting of the family. Will world dignitary's be there. will it be open to the public with its gay Lobbies.
This article provides the answers to these questions:
I think it will be very interesting. Will he stand and claim that the church cannot marry gays and defy the laws of the land? Is the church ready for persecution. This was from 2014 but its a whole new ball game in 2015 .
We'll see exactly what he says, but it should be interesting. Of course the fact of unchangeable Church teaching is that the Catholic Church cannot marry people of the same sex, because marriages are made by God and God will not join together people of the same sex, and the Catholic Church makes that known to the world.
Against whom do the gay lobbies direct their most vile hate? Against the Catholic Church, of course, because they believe that the Catholic Church is it's most stalwart opponent. In reality God himself is their most stalwart opponent, but that is reflected in the Catholic Church, because God is the founder and sustainer of the Catholic Church and the teachings which He gave and the Church preserves.
So much yet to see but thanks for posting that Catholica. The Catholic church is not the only opponent but a large majority of the Protestant churches as well. After all God does not see Protestant or Catholic nor is he a respecter of men or color of skin or nation and tongue. Those who appose Gods perfect will for the family stand against God so who is the church to address Babylon the foremost opponent of Gods perfect will for man. And what is it that they appose but Christ. Our president on the day that SCOTUS ruled made a personal phone call to a gay rights fighter to congratulate him for his victory . This same president stood as A Christian when he took his first term. Within a couple of hours he was in Charleston singing Amazing Grace being one of our most beloved gospel songs in a church that I believe still upholds Gods word concerning the gay life style being sin. What is happening that the church should be counted as being in the same house that resists the light. What communion does the pope have with Babylon ( UN ) to address it and those who do not love Christ but love the darkness and causes the world to walk in darkness except it should repent and believe upon Christ
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
2 Co 6:14-18
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. Jn 1:1-5