The 20 bishops participating in the 156th meeting of the Permanent Committee of the Argentinean Bishops’ Conference recently discussed strategies for confronting the country's new law legalizing same-sex “marriage.”
Speaking to reporters, the bishops’ spokesman, Father Jorge Oesterheld, said, “The bishops agreed that society is experiencing very profound cultural changes and that the Church must see how she can communicate better with society.”
He added that the bishops are very concerned about the impact of the law on gay “marriage” on the educational system, as the country has now recognized a new “understanding of the family.”
“The law poses new challenges to the Church: how to confront this new reality in education, particularly in Catholic schools, with teachers and with students. And also how to address the issue in families,” the priest said.