Rorate Caeli

The Great Division
- The Bishops' Conference nails it on the family

No, not the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, nor other bishops' conferences in developed (wealthy and spoiled) nations where the Church is dying and disintegrating as she surrenders to contemporary mores -- neither in places where she has decided to become the non-religious promoter of politicized theologies... Rather, the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference sums up -- beautifully -- the issues of the day concerning the family, and what the Catholic positions are without excuses, exceptions or escape clauses.

Following their conference meeting in Accra from 4 through 15 November, a communique from the Ghana Catholic Bishops' Conference was released on the theme, "The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelisation." 

An excerpt:

The Church’s perennial and unchanging teaching on the family is based on the nature of man but especially on Scripture and Sacred Tradition namely, that God ordained marriage to be between man and woman, when “God made them male and female and blessed them”. God also intended marriage to be open to life when, “He blessed them and said increase and multiply” (Gen. 1:27-28). Furthermore, God determined marriage to be indissoluble as Jesus affirmed, “What therefore God has put together, let no man put asunder” (Matt. 19:6).

The entire communique is posted here.