Weeks after taking up his post as new president of the former John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family, Monsignor Philippe Bordeyne made a remarkable statement in a revealing interview with La Croix International, the English-language daily edited by La Croix, unofficial daily of the French episcopate, saying, “We theologians cannot continue to assert certainties about the family when we see the transformations it is undergoing today….”
Bordeyne’s declaration shows that as a hand-picked new president of what is now the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences,” Bordeyne is fully on board with the revolution that is taking place there. It started with the sudden dismissal of the Institute’s head, Monsignor Livio Melina, a faithful successor of its founder, Cardinal Carlo Caffarra, in 2019. At the same time, all of the Institute’s professors were suspended – not all returned – and under its new Chancellor, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia of homoerotic fresco fame, the door was opened to criticism of Humanae vitae that condemns contraception and to the glorification of Amoris Laetitia, in which Pope Francis discreetly welcomed certain divorced and civilly remarried couples to receive the sacraments, including Holy Communion, without intending to change their way of life….
Now that he has taken up his new position at the head of an Institute whose original aim was to uphold the Church’s traditional teachings on marriage and the family, Bordeyne appears not to have been touched by grace … At 61, he can be expected to hold onto his particular ideology, which is founded on the idea that we are in an “era of change,” as he told Loup Besmond de Senneville in the interview, especially with the “pandemic,” in which “the family” is one of the “new frontiers” where theologians must go.
“We are in a moment that is a bit similar to what John F. Kennedy experienced in 1960, when he won the Democratic nomination. At that time, he saw no choice but to take on board a world that had changed at great speed. Similarly, I believe that we are in a similar era of change today. And it is because our times are changing so rapidly that the Church must be more humble before the mystery of the family,” he said….
The above comes from a Sept. 23 opinion piece in LifeSiteNews.