Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, head of the Pontifical Council on the Family, has released a 57 page document that reiterates what the Church has always taught. The news article is here.
Condemned again are abortion, contraception, in vitro fertization, same sex "marriage", homosexual adoption, embryonic research.
Hello, this is nothing new. What is new is when the media tries to confuse people by spinning some new twist, some rare exception and says that the Vatican is considering changing its position. Well, guess what, the Vatican can't change it's position because it's God's position. Remember when a few weeks ago the Vatican was set to change its position on condoms? Before that the Vatican was going to abolish limbo.
Some quotes from the document:
"Man of modern times has radicalised the tendency to take the place of God and substitute him," it states. "Never before in history has human procreation, and therefore the family, which is its natural place, been so threatened as in today’s culture."
"The human being has the right to be generated, not produced, to come to life not in virtue of an artificial process but of a human act in the full sense of the term: the union between a man and a woman."
Saving the best for last:
From Lifesite news:
The document specifies that abortion is a crime which must be punished. "Today people want to trivialise abortion with the claim that authorities must not penalise this abominable crime," says the 57-page document signed by Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, the head of the Pontifical Council. "It is not acceptable that a crime should remain unpunished."
Though it's raining here in New England, I'm going to be smiling about this all day.