Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right

Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right

There are 4 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jan 22, 2011, titled Pope: Marriage is not an absolute right. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI, right, meets with members the Roman Rota, the Vatican tribunal that decides marriage annulments, at the Vatican, Saturday, Jan.

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iron will

New Berlin, WI

#2 Jan 22, 2011
Well, well! Natural law theory trumps everything else! Did God , after all, reveal this wonderful way of understanding all things! Or is this only a very human construct? And is it not rather the schoolman's ultimate tool for argumentation?
Back to the school man! What is meant here by "absolute"? Can any right be an absolute for a contingent being? And, just what is meant by, "marriage"? Is this a union of course; a physical, psychological, spiritual, conventional, unique, monogamous, heterosexual union?
While speaking of absolutes - what absolute pronouncement can now be made by those whose experience in this area is flawed if not atrocious?

Since: Jun 09

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jan 25, 2011
Well, too bad for the pope that marriage can happen outsie of his cult-church, and it's not his decision.
Slambo

United States

#4 Jan 25, 2011
Only pedophile priests of the Roman Catholic Deviate Sex Cult can determine what is and isn't an absolute right when it comes to deep personal relationships.

Get it? Deep personal...? lol
British Expat

Saint-estève, France

#5 Jan 25, 2011
LOL. More Popery. What do these religous types know about marriage? Two people of opposite sex living together for the rest of thier lives!

His ilk usually find thier natural sexual pleasures elsewhere.

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