I like what Cardinal George recently said, that categories like conservative and progressive or liberal are wrong. We should be thinking in terms of what is true or false, right or wrong.
There are limits to messaging. In the end, everyone pretty much knows who you are and what you are talking about.
It’s true: the conference was one long beautiful meditation on how men and women uniquely fit together and how this is agreed upon across cultures, across the globe and across faiths. It was also about something else.
A soft-spoken Taoist woman lectured on the Yin and Yang, not the two Yins or the two Yangs.
She made it clear that two Yangs aren’t complementary. They can’t be. Two Yins can’t make a baby. Two Yangs can’t make a family. This does not denigrate or demean them or their relationships. It is simply a beautiful truth that was discussed in depth at the Vatican this week. But totally off message.