What an unconscionable thing to say about so many Catholic families, including this notable one, Emperor Karl and Princess Zita von Hapsburg. Their marriage was an example to the entire world, Catholic and non-Catholic. Even the lowliest Catholic living in a New York slum at the time could look to Karl and Zita for inspiration on what it means to live a Catholic marriage. From high to low, most Catholics tried and suffered to live true marriages. Now they are cavalierly dismissed by a man who has little to no idea what he is talking about, content to blurt out any thought that comes into his head no matter how much it contradicts reality or common sense.
Pope Francis' words were clumsy and stupid, not to say historically illiterate, and not becoming of a Vicar of Christ nor I dare say anyone who has ever bothered to glance through a history book..
|Zita and Karl von Hapsburg and family.|