Lima, Peru, Jul 3, 2005 / 22:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, denounced the existence of a worldwide campaign that sells “damaged goods,” calling a relationship that is “not between a man a woman” marriage, and he warned that by legalizing homosexual unions, society is disfigured.
During a Mass marking the 36th anniversary of Ricardo Palma University, the cardinal commented on the recent legalization of homosexual unions en Spain.
According to Cardinal Cipriani, this is an example of what “Pope Benedict XVI calls ‘the dictatorship of moral relativism’.” “In today’s world, evil disguises itself as good, it is imposed on others, and woe to him who does not accept it!” the cardinal said.
Likewise, he expressed regret that a country of “enormous Christian tradition” such as Spain has approved “a form of pseudo-marriage that imposes a disfiguration on society, in the most pharisaical and hypocritical of attacks.”
The cardinal called on the faithful not to refer to relationships that “are not between a man and a woman” as marriage. “Call it what you want but don’t sell damaged goods, don’t traffic in that dictatorship of moral relativism in which there is nothing good, only opinions and trends of thought.”