From the National Catholic Register by Ed Pentin:
BOMBSHELL: Honduran cardinal also rules out the Pope ever supporting same-sex 'marriage', saying the "natural law cannot be reformed".(My comments first, then the NCRegister article next:)That some would characterize this statement by Cardinal Rodriquez a bombshell who is considered to be a progressive Churchman and early on in the pontificate of Pope Francis seem to advocate things that were bound to create "lio" problems, mistakes, agitation, in the Church similar to what the Church had experienced in the immediate aftermath of an incorrect method of interpreting the documents of Vatican II is stunning! The very ones all the way up to the Holy Father have created "lio" or false expectations about the future direction of the Church and now they are having to backtrack and shut the very doors they have opened to all the confusion now reigning in the Church.
The Cardinal teaches the obvious Church teaching and some think it is a bombshell! What is happening here?
It seems now that we see the Holy Father and his closest adviser closing doors they opened, Pandora's Box. It is hard to close Pandora's Box once the highest officials of the Church have pried it open again.
We have to realize that the liberalization of Catholicism has been and will continue to be a disaster for the Church as it has been for liberal Protestantism since the late 1800's with its apex now in the Anglican Communion on the verge of extinction.
Religious Orders in the late 1960's and 70's went through what they thought was a wonderful process of prayer, reflection, open discussion that led to a consensus for reform that was then approved and implemented. They idolized the "process" that led to "consensus" that then led to "reform."
It was like the new math, the answer didn't matter as much as the process by which the answer was arrived. One could still get a good grade if the process of answering the math question or equation was good even though the answer was wrong.
And wrong, wrong, wrong were the answers of the decisions that were made by process and consensus of once strong religious orders who today are on the verge of collapse as is the Anglican Communion. These 1960's types in the Church want to do for the Universal Church what they have done for Religious Orders, destroy them and then call it "renewal" the ultimate lie.