Cardinal Schönborn accuses dubia cardinals of trying to force public response from Pope Francis

(CNS) The Catholic Church is doing whatever it can to strengthen the family, including families often considered non-traditional, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna has said.

“Favouring the family does not mean disfavouring other forms of life – even those living in a same-sex partnership need their families,” the cardinal said during a visit to Ireland, which next year hosts the World Meeting of Families.

The family is “the survival network of the future” and “will remain forever the basis of every society,” Cardinal Schönborn told journalists ahead of addressing a conference, “Let’s Talk Family: Let’s Be Family.”

The cardinal told the conference at Mary Immaculate College that people should not be discouraged about the future of the family, despite the many social and economic threats and policies that disregard it. [More]


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