From Cardinal Napier :
“In regard to homosexuality, there was a noted need for welcoming with the right degree of prudence , so as not to create the impression of a positive valuation of that orientation…it was hoped that the same care would be taken in regard to cohabitation.”
In your opinion, what would be “the right degree of prudence”, and how would this play out in action? What type of words/actions do you think would be welcoming, while at the same time safeguarding the Christian life and truth in regard to these matters? And thirdly, have you witnessed ecclesiastical shortcomings in these matters in your area?
My take on this is that there must be a huge variation in ecclesiastical behavior/reactions across the globe in these matters, as it has never been a problem in my own area. The parishes in my area are almost poster children for the “All are welcome” attitude, so it’s hard for me to understand what’s going on at the synod, and why.