This letter is being passed around parishes here in Malta as the
government wants to press through ssm.
Some of the words have not been translated in text. I picked up this text yesterday
morning at Mass
Here is a copy of that letter from
The Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, today the Pope Franġisku,
when he was still Archbishop of Buenos Aires, publicly condemned
the draft law to be debated in the Argentine Senate legislation on
marriage and gay adoptions. Wrote letters and appeals, called walk
against gay marriage on Sunday 11 July 2010, and ordered to be
read in all churches during the Mass, this powerful message: -
To the people of God and to all men and women of good will
1. God wants to save all people and come to the full knowledge
of the truth (cf. 1 Tim 2:4). Therefore man is stopped by a dialogue
of salvation, culminating to his meeting with Jesus Christ, the Lord
and partner in our drive. The Church is called to extend this dialogue
to muster all humanity.But dialogue if we are to bear fruit, it must be clear,
Serene, simple and reliable. This implies all due respect dwellers,
feels and thinks differently. All we are called to love God. But to be
clear dialogue is needed expertise to the discernment leading to the
statement of truth, which the pastors can not remain silent. This in no way
implies contempt or discrimination.
2. The man was created in the image of God . This image seems not
only each individual person but also in complementarity and reciprocity
of husband and wife, in common dignity, and indissoluble unity between
them, which has always been called marriage . Marriage is the form of
life in which an unique communion of persons, which gives full human
feeling to the exercise of the sexual function. The very nature of marriage
belong to the qualities already mentioned the difference, complementarity
and reciprocity between the sexes, and all the riches beauty of their fertility.
Marriage is a gift of creation. There is no other reality tixbhu or equal.
Any merger is not between people, but own and inalienable
characteristics that make marriage the foundation of family and society.
So they recognized the great cultures of the world.
So recognizable international treaties recognized by our national
Constitution (art. 75). So always understood our people.
3. public authority has a duty to protect marriage between a man and
woman through legislative recognition to ensure and promote its
irreplaceable function and its contribution to the common good of society.
If legally recognize the union between people of the same sex, or jiggarantilha
legal knowledge on the same level as marriage and family, the State
is acting unlawfully being contradicts its institutional obligations,
because it is overturning the principles of natural law and of public order
4. Bringing people of the same sex is missing from the biological and
anthropological elements of marriage and having a family. Is missing from
the conjugal dimension and openness to life. On the contrary, marriage
and the family built upon, constitutes the core of the new generations of
humans.Since their conception of the children have an inalienable right
to grow in the womb of the mother, born in the wild and nurture the marriage.
In family life and relationship with the father and natural mother,
the children discover their identity and recognize what is their personal autonomy.
5. Recognition of objective difference does not mean being discriminate.
Nature does not discriminate when creating men and women.
All our civil code does not discriminate when requiring the requirement
to be man or woman can enter marriage, but simply to recognize natural reality.
The legal situations of mutual interest between persons of the same
sex can be sufficiently protected by common law. Therefore, it is unfair
discrimination against marriage and family if one gives the private
fact of unity between people of the same sex status of public law.
6. awareness We urge our legislators to, they faced such a serious issue,
keep in mind these fundamental truths, for the good of the country and its
7. Paskwali Climate contained therein , and in the beginning of six years
of biċentinarju Country's (2010-2016), neżortaw to our faithful to seek
wholeheartedly to the Lord our God illuminate wasteful leaders and
especially to our legislators. Furthermore, the faithful pray not afraid to proclaim
the protection and promotion of the great values that have
shaped our nation and to the hope of forming the Country.
Translation from Spanish to notching a n of Gianfranco Amato ,
brought to Malta by Francesco Pio Attard
Translation from the Official Site of the Diocese of Malta Laity website as above.