Edward Herrera, Baltimore, Lurie discussed on Radio Mass of Baltimore
Of the content in this program and for the opportunity to bring poverty Catholic programming to the archdiocese of Baltimore every Sunday This. Is. Chris Conte of the Catholic review with, us today and Kevin Baltimore's Edward Herrera director of the office of marriage and family life and the archdiocese of Baltimore we're talking today, about the fiftieth, anniversary of Pope Paul the sixth, landmark document. Out married love and human life humanity BT appreciably me Lurie his releasing this summer reflexion marking the anniversary of the document welcome to the show Edward thanks good to be here with you today Lawry's pastoral reflection he calls humanity Tate Prophetically challenging? Letter what does he mean by that I thought that was interesting phrasing used there because a lot of. Commentators have said that Is prophet right that his prophetic amount of them are speaking about it in, terms of the sexual revolution and, kind of in, some, ways they're using the prophetic in the sense of looking towards the future Pope Paul the sixth was seeing, the. Future whereas archbishop Laurie I it seems from, the? Tax insane prophetically challenging, that it's this Old Testament idea of what a profit is right a prophet. Is someone who tells the truth right and so Pope Paul the six was someone who is telling the truth and that truth is challenging I have heard a lot of commentators in recent weeks talking about this and saying? Was he was really being prophetic in seeing that future of what would happen if, everything continued it? Was. Or was he just really line and what I've. Been hearing people say is he? Really predict a lot of what what came forward yes and there's a line in the Archbishop's reflection where he? Talks. A little, bit of balance about this, precisely in some of the things that you would see in terms of the interactions between men and women in the way in which men might take advantage of women for example war is sort of attitude or disposition towards women and, the Bishop picks up on the, particularly the me, too, culture so to speak the hashtag metoo of some of these abuses of power in different ways and I, think. That all the six really did see the, future? And kind of what, what trajectory the world who's taking in terms of these relationships between men and. Women he ran it was released late nineteen sixties so that was really as the sexual revolution was at its peak Woodstock and all of those kinds of things happening all around the same time how did that social milieu? Effect po-politics said in the document how is that message received at that time yes, so unfortunately I? Think. The message cancer your second question The message was well received and it's something that I mean if you look at the stats in terms of contraceptive use among Catholics among the general population is very much high level of of us Catholics and non-catholics. Alike but, in terms of the social situation I think it, was much more moving towards a different understanding of relationships between men. And women did there really wasn't you know I mean we see this kind of with. The breakdown of the family and kind of the aftershock with the rate of divorce in the nineteen eighties and things like that and just what that did to our understanding. Of family, to the understanding, of the relationship. Between men and women but certainly there were a lot of cultural forces at work during that time period that made it made it a particular. Challenge I think in the church there's a lot of people? Who say that Catholics says much as the? Rest. Of the, population does not practice the. Kinds of things Humanity encouraged and thought would be appropriate and that even some priests are really. Encouraging their their flock to embrace this what's the difference when you look at this between enforcing these norms and. Getting people to embrace them are encouraging them to really welcome this loving message into their homes right and I think that a..