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Pope’s Outreach to Gays Doesn’t Change Traditional Catholic View of Family

A congress of Catholic families held once every three years in a different part of the world has concluded for the first time in the United States. The four-day World Meeting of Families wrapped up Friday in Philadelphia, a day before the arrival of Pope Francis. Many if not most of the 17,000 participants reaffirmed the church’s traditional conception of family based on heterosexual love.   “We’re here to procreate: the man and the woman. Adam and Eve [were] our first parents,”...

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