Cdl Burke: The Church will support the faithful in their defense of marriage
to a French magazine concerning gay marriage and catholic education.continue at Gloria.tv
Interview of great interest given by Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, by Pierre de Calbiac for "Famille Chrétienne" ... (Excerpts)
You are the Mayor of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, which ensures the proper administration of ecclesiastical justice. What is the Church's teaching about gay marriage?
The Church's teaching is very clear, sexual union is moral in the of marriage, it [the marriage] being the expression of a faithful, permanent and fruitful, ie procreative, love between a man and a woman. A note from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, published in 2003 and signed by Cardinal Ratzinger, then prefect of the same congregation, condemns any form of legalization of homosexual unions. Nature teaches us that man and woman are made for each other.A otherness is a prerequisite to marriage. It should be understood that the Catholic Church will never approve homosexual unions, which can not be naturally procreative.