march on December 30 in Madrid, the secretary of the Socialist Party (PSOE), Jose Blanco, has raised the debateâs temperature by asking Pope Benedict XVI to explain to him âjust what exactly is the Christian familyâ and by recommending that âsome membersâ of the Catholic Church âre-read the gospel.â.- A heated debate is taking place in Spain over the meaning of the family. In the wake of a massive pro-family
âAs a Christian, I would like the Pope to explain to me just exactly what is the Christian family; maybe by traditional family he means that the woman just stays at home and does housework,â he told Antena 3 TV.
Blanco also called on âsome membersâ of the Church hierarchy to âre-read the gospel,â since in his judgment one cannot ânourish inequality and injustice in the morning, and resolve them by the praying the rosary in the afternoon.â
Some Spanish bishops need to âevolveâ in the same way that âSpanish and world society has evolvedâ in the recognition of rights for greater equality.