The Pope and Families

I see the pope is making his usual Christmas time speeches.  And no different than his other speeches, he is talking about the ‘traditional’ family.  The pope stated that:

"family is based on the unbreakable union of man and woman and represents the privileged environment where human life is welcomed and protected from the beginning to its natural end."

He also stated:

"It is worthwhile to work for the family and marriage because it is worthwhile to work for the human being, the most precious being created by God."

Does anyone else find it ironic that this message is coming from the head of the Catholic Church which does not allow its clergy to marry and form these very same traditional families he is espousing?  What his message really is is that the Catholic clergy is not a family and can in no way be a family to anyone.  They can’t get married.  They cannot have children (and this includes the pope).  So who is he to be telling people how to live their lives in a ‘traditional family’?  Does anyone else find this a bit weird?

P.S.  and before anyone accuses me of being anti-Catholic, I have family members that are Catholic.  I think the Catholic Church has done some good things for the world.  However, it is also true that it had done some pretty awful things.  But that isn’t anti-Catholic.  That is history…

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