Pope Benedict XVI was quoted in an article in the Huff Post Daily Brief today as saying that gay marriage was one of several threats to the traditional family that undermined "the future of humanity itself". He went on to tell the assemblage of diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican that the education of children needed proper "settings" and that "pride of place goes to the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman."
The Pope said that while homosexual tendencies are not sinful, homosexual acts are, and that children should grow up in a traditional family with a mother and a father.
I find it astonishingly odd, and yes, downright sinful, that the Catholic Church can turn a blind eye to the sexual abuses of children by their very own priests right there under the mantel of God and continue to whitewash the events for years on end.
How comforting that the Pope doesn't see this child abuse by the priests as a "threat to the future of humanity".