The real sign of hope is that God continues to raise up faithful people, that they continue to build solid friendships within the ACoC, and that the unique bonds of affection we have with each other, our Communion, and with the Indigenous North are being strengthened despite the centrifugal forces of division.
Is marriage God's “pastoral response” to our hurt and suffering?
The report seeks a unique definition of marriage for same-sex partners, but never provides it. Instead, it resorts to an unrelated analogy.
Marriage, insofar as parenthood renders it sacramental, finds its ultimate end in the union of Christ and the Church and its penultimate end in "nurturing" children in the faith.